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Gloxinia Mix

Gloxinia Mix - Red & Purple in a container View Larger Image

Regular Price: $19.98

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

Each cluster of bell-shaped blooms in this Gloxinia Mix struts its stuff for up to ten weeks! With a mix of vibrant purple, magenta, and white-edged bicolor blooms, this spring-planted tuber is suited to pots and borders alike. And, with a little care, the plants can be kept for many years. (Sinningia speciosa)

Zones 3 - 10
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time All summer
Size Bag of 5 - Bulb Size: 6 cm

Plant Information

12" tall x 10" wide. You may think of Gloxinia as an old-fashioned houseplant, but once you see its stunning, velvety blooms, you'll be changing your tune. Gloxinia is a great fit for modern homes and landscapes. Yes, you can grow this tuber as a houseplant, but outdoors, it also serves as a luscious summer annual. Tubers are planted 1 to 2 inches deep in well-drained soil and partial sun. Avoid full-on afternoon sun to keep the dark green rosette of soft, fuzzy leaves from turning crispy. If grown as a houseplant, water gloxinia from below by setting the pot in a tray or saucer of water for one hour. In the garden, irrigate at root level and do not overwater or allow the plants to completely dry out. After the long flowering period ends, gloxinia plants shift into a 7 to 9 week dormancy where the plants die completely back. During this time, move any potted gloxinia plants into a cool area and limit watering and avoid fertilization. Outdoors, the tubers must be lifted before a hard frost and brought indoors for the dormancy period where they can be kept in a box of peat moss in the garage. After the time of dormancy passes, pot or repot the tubers and begin to increase light levels and regularly water the plant to generate a new flush of beautiful blooms.
Common Name Gloxinia Mix
Botanical Name Gloxinia Mix
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green textured oval-shaped foliage.
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time All summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers
Additional Information Perennial in zones 9-11. Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-8.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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