Alonsoa (Scrophulariaceae)

April 16, 2018 Best landscape design

Name given in memory of the Spanish officer Alonso Zanoni. This genus includes perennial, suffruticose, bush-like species with racemic inflorescence; when they are grown outdoors they behave like annual plants; they are perennial only if grown in greenhouses.

Alonsoa (Scrophulariaceae)
Alonsoa (Scrophulariaceae)

Cultivated species of Alonsoa:

Alonsoa acutifolia is thickly bushy plant, it reaches 60 cm in height and has flowers of a scarlet red color; the var. alba has white flowers and summer blossoms if grown outdoors, winter if grown in greenhouses. All varieties are indistinctly used as pot plants or as annual shrubs; A. incisifolia is grown in greenhouses, but blooms in summer with scarlet flowers; Alonsoa linearis is also an annual bushy species that becomes perennial in the greenhouse and whose flowering lasts from May to October with flowers always red-scarlet; Alonsoa meridionalis (left A. mutisii) is lower than the previous ones and has dark orange flowers.

Cultivation:

 the soil most suitable for the cultivation of A. consists of two parts of the fibrous earth, a part of the soil of leaves and a part of sand. Plants under glass or outdoors require a sunny position and not excessive watering. In March the reporting is carried out. The minimum winter temperature must never be less than 10 ° C. The multiplication occurs by seed, sowing in March at 16 ° C or by cuttings in August.


Also read: Aloe (Liliaceae).