Tube-Flowered Hardy White Gloxinia
Item #: 4688
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: Argentina, South America
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Sinningia longituba) One of the real joys of gardening is finding a plant that you think can't be hardy and then discovering that it becomes an easy-to-grow staple in your garden. Such is the case with the hardy gloxinia, Sinningia tubiflora. Forming large underground tubers, Sinningia tubiflora not only lives, but spreads nicely in our rock garden. All summer long, the green, felty leaf clumps are topped with 20" tall spikes of 6" long, very fragrant, pure white flowers...somewhat resembling Hosta plantaginea. The hummingbirds and visitors alike go nuts when they see this in our gardens. You must grow this plant, even if you have to use containers in the North.