Mitraria coccinea 'Lake Caburgua'


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A plant we got from Michael Wickenden at Cally Gardens in Scotland who collected this in Chile. The flowers on this form seem a bit larger than typical as if they need to get any better. Wild orange-red dangling tubular pouches beckon man and hummingbird alike. Can clamber up into trees or kept small and shrubby by a bit of clipping. Sadly Michael died in October 2016 while plant hunting in Myanmar which is a keen loss as he was an uncompromising plantsman who was not afraid to take on nonsensical and misguided bureaucracy whether it was plant patents or ponderous legislation regarding wild and plant seed collection.


Plant Type

  • Shrub
  • Vine

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Summer