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Henckelia urticifolia YuGu 315 Henckelia urticifolia YuGu 315

Initially, we placed this in the genus Loxostigma but upon flowering, the arrangement and shape didn't quite fit. Fortunately, FRBC taxonomist Cody Hinchliff keyed it out. This is from the Vietnam -Yunnan border region which is a hot spot of Gesneriaceae. Large pink flowers on a vigorous plant.  Protect from freezing.

Price: $20.00
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Aeschynanthus sp. MD 17-89 Aeschynanthus sp. MD 17-89

A lovely shrubby epiphytic Indochina gesneriad in the same genus as lipstick vine.  That comparison made, this should be an excellent houseplant although we speculate that it ought to take a brief light frost.  A lot of the exposed limestone ridges radiate heat away at night making them colder.  Red tubular flowers.

Price: $22.00
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Glabrella longipes (syn. Briggsia longipes) Glabrella longipes (syn. Briggsia longipes)

Cool little gesneriad which recently was transferred from the now defunct genus Briggsia Glabrella.  We only call this molecular meddling when we are updating our various database entries and pot tags.  Shaded moist areas in Guangxi and SE Yunnan and can take light frosts.  White/pale pink flowers.

Price: $25.00
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Aeschynanthus buxifolius - Chandler collection Aeschynanthus buxifolius - Chandler collection

A collection by Shayne Chandler from the Five Fingers mountain range in Vietnam.  This zone 8 hardy shrubby gesneriad was first introduced by Steve Hootman over 20 years ago from China and it is good to have another collection from a new area.  Tubular red-orange flowers and boxwood-like leaves.

Price: $20.00
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Oreocharis auricula CGG 14083 Oreocharis auricula CGG 14083

This is from seed collected in 2010 at 3500' from cliffs on the lower slopes of Fanjingshan in Guizhou.  What fun it was to see this gesneriad in the wild!  Purplish flowers are held on short 4" stems and this is a must-have if you fancy Afican Violets and Streptocarpus.  Frost-free and good drainage.

Price: $15.00
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Asteranthera ovata Asteranthera ovata

We saw this grown to perfection at the Charlton-Sale garden in North Vancouver BC, and left us stricken dumb in the wilderness.  This Chilean and Argentinian gesneriad demands a cool, humid, acidic, moist, somewhat shaded and relatively mild situation to thrive.  A small-leafed evergreen groundcover which will climb tightly appressed over or up boulders or logs. Given time, to 10'

Price: $18.00
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Aeschynanthus tengchungensis  JN #11049 Aeschynanthus tengchungensis JN #11049

Staggeringly good introduction by Jens Nilsen from the China-Myanmar border region.  This incomparable Lipstick Vine species is comment-provoking even out of flower with abruptly pendulous branches holding thick, long leaves. The red tubular flowers are the cherry on the Aeschynanthus sundae.

Price: $20.00
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Aeschynanthus buxifolius Aeschynanthus buxifolius

A Vietnam species which has been hardy to 15F.  Great container plant with tubular red flowers which can easily be moved inside for the winter where it can serve as a houseplant  until it is time to go back outside.  Or keep it outside until there is danger of frost and then hustle it in and bring it back out when safe.

Price: $16.00
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Ancylostemon saxatilis CGG Ancylostemon saxatilis CGG

A collection from China of this surpirisingly hardy gesneriad whose identity remains a mystery.  This was growing on a mountain summit in a shaded area with hard limestone outcrops coated in thick moss which proved ideal conditions for this little gem.  Tubular yellow flowers are a delight and has handled 10F in our garden growing in a stump.

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Oreocharis argyreia CGG 14143 Oreocharis argyreia CGG 14143

A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering.  Sweet little gesneriad (African Violet family) from our collection in Asia in an area not botanized by westerners.  This was common in soil pockets on rock faces where it formed rosettes of evergreen leaves with scapes (flower stems) to 10" tall.  Up to 9 tubular  light purple flowers on each reddish stem.

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Briggsia speciosa MD 15-17 Oreocharis speciosa MD 15-17 (syn. Briggsia speciosa)

If the nursery catches on fire or there is an EF5 tornado bearing down or skies darken from a locust plague of biblical proportions, this is in the first armload we grab. A gesneriad from our collection in Asia where this grew on shaded, mossy rock faces enjoying Acer griseum and Emmenopterys henryi as neighbors. Gloriously large, totally tubular lavender-pink flowers awaken urges long forgotten. Hardy here at FRF in the maritime PNW.

Price: $50.00
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Mitraria coccinea 'Lago Puyehue' Mitraria coccinea 'Lago Puyehue'

Or as we like to say, Lah-go Poo-Yay-Way.  Presumably collected near the Chilean lake for which it is named, this uncommon clone is not horticulturally distinct from the Lake Caburqua form but does represent important genetic diversity in this monotypic genus.  Scrambling and rambling and climbing woody gesneriad with orange tubular flowers and hardy here in Zone 8.  A good wall plant for sure.

Price: $18.00
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Primulina sp. SEH# Primulina sp. SEH#

A collection from Steve Hootman of this Asian species which we are very pleased to offer.  The leaves have incredible substance to them - very succulent and get some good size to them as well.  We call it "that cabbage gesneriad" and it puts on a show with its pink flowers.  It enjoys shade as too much light reddens up the leaves which wouldn't be such a bad thing if you hit the sweet spot on light intensity. This looks plenty hardy if it doesn't get close to 32F!

Price: $25.00
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