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PlantFiles: Mask Flower
Alonsoa 'Bright Spark'

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alonsoa (ah-LON-so-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bright Spark

Category:
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Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
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Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Illoquin On Oct 24, 2007, Illoquin from Indianapolis, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have no idea if this is an annual or a perennial, but I suspect it is a perennial used as an annual in the North.

This plant is weird...very understated. It's worth growing a couple of them in between other things in the garden for the novelty of it, but you can hardly see the flowers from a distance because they are so small -- even when the bulk of the flowers on a stem are in bloom at once.

On the other hand, it makes a nice, long-blooming counterpart for other flowers, including the greenery as a background, so it's not a total loss.

It's easy from seed and once it germinates, it grows quickly. It will take a degree or two of frost, but the foliage will be noticeably marred.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Indianapolis, Indiana



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