Delivered to you in March / April
These were originally presumed to be a form of G. papilio when first sold at Hadspen. Now they are thought to be more closely linked to G. ecklonii. Sturdy plants which are relatively vigorous and indeed seed around the nursery, but evidently less hardy than the species above, with hooded crimson flowers exhibiting slight variability in shade and flower shape. The seedlings they throw do vary widely in shape and colour, suggesting that this is a plant of hybrid origin. In demand and a small stock.
Plant in a sunny situation in moisture retentive soils, about 4-5" (8-10cm) deep and 5" (10cm) apart. In cold gardens may need mulching in winter.
Flowers Late Summer
Height 36" (90cm)