Dark tall pleated foliage topped with strong wands lined with terra-cotta buds opening into large starshaped wide brilliant tangerine orange flowers with deep cream eyes; by far the most dramatic and largest we grow; this 1912 George Davidson hybrid more properly is x crosmiiflora! Slow to offset, so always in limited quantities In the north this is most successful as a large container subject (allowed to go dormant during the winter with the pot on its side) where it will again earn its space once those astounding blossoms appear.
|Cultural Code||HH HT|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×