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Hemiboea subcapitata
Hemiboea subcapitata

Family: Gesneriaceae
Hardiness: to Zone 7a
Mature Size: 15"x36"
Exposure: Light to Full Shade
Bloom Time: Sept-Oct
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin: China
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: 4" Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P3765

False Sinningia.  This surprisingly hardy gesneriad  (Gesneriaceae is the same family as african violets) hails from a broad sweep across southwestern China where it grows in shaded moist situations.  This has glossy almost succulent leaves on stems to a foot or so tall with foxglove-like flowers in mid fall which are white and well-flecked inside with red.  This will spread pretty fast by underground stems in a rich moist soil that drains and create a very nice display in a year or two.  Good zone 7 plant with some folks getting away with it in milder zone 6 gardens.