This is the most widely cultivated of the genus and can be found in good native nurseries. The unbelievably fluorescent orange flowers will brighten your garden after winter and it will also spot flower throughout the year. It prefers moist but well-drained soils with dappled shade or partial sun - and does well in containers. Regular pruning after flowering will extend the life of the plant.
Genus: possibly from the Greek, chorizo, I separate, and nema, a thread, referring to the free filaments of the flower.
Species: Latin, cordis, heart, referring to the heart-shaped leaves.