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Tripterospermum sp. HeHeHe 220
Tripterospermum sp. GOT 71 HEHEHE 220

Family:  Gentianaceae
Hardiness:  Zone 6b?
Mature Size:  24"
Exposure:  Part Sun to Light Shade
Moisture Needs:  Moist
Origin:  China
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: 4" Pots

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P2043

A collection from China by the Swedish Goteborg Botanical Garden plant hunting team of the three amigos or in this case, the three Henriks which accounts for the HeHeHe expedition name.  This is a classic example of what happens when you mix aquavit with botany - Botanist's Gone Wild!  This is a twining sometimes scandent little vine related to Gentians.  This has light blue narrowly campanulate flowers borne in the leaf axils near the ends of the stems.  This is a curious little genus that intrigues us.  We found quite an interesting Tripterospermum in 2010 on Fanjinshan which had long reddish seed capsules like small tubes of lipstick.