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Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel' (Mask flower 'Rebel')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.55m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-3 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel'

Other names

Mask flower 'Rebel'

Genus

Alonsoa Alonsoa

Variety or Cultivar

'Rebel' _ 'Rebel' is a tender, compact, bushy perennial or sub-shrub, often treated as an annual, with upright, reddish-brown stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, pointed, dark green leaves and lax racemes of spurred, orange-red flowers from summer into autumn.


Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Suitable for use as a cut flower.

Propagation

Sow seed at 13-15C in early spring. Plant out in late spring after danger of frost has passed.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel' (Mask flower 'Rebel') will reach a height of 0.55m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-3 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light at a minimum of 10C. Water moderately. Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in sun. In cold areas, treat as an annual or overwinter in a greenhouse.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel'

Other names

Mask flower 'Rebel'

Genus

Alonsoa Alonsoa

Variety or Cultivar

'Rebel' _ 'Rebel' is a tender, compact, bushy perennial or sub-shrub, often treated as an annual, with upright, reddish-brown stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, pointed, dark green leaves and lax racemes of spurred, orange-red flowers from summer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Suitable for use as a cut flower.

Propagation

Sow seed at 13-15C in early spring. Plant out in late spring after danger of frost has passed.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Alonsoa meridionalis 'Rebel' (Mask flower 'Rebel') will reach a height of 0.55m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-3 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light at a minimum of 10C. Water moderately. Outdoors in frost-free areas, grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in sun. In cold areas, treat as an annual or overwinter in a greenhouse.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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