Hemiboea strigosa

Short-haired Hemiboea

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Item #: 17213

Zones: 8a to 9b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


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Hemiboea strigosa is another little-known member of the gesneriad family that makes a superb woodland perennial. Native to low mountain forests in China's Guangdong, Hunan, and Jiangxi Provinces, Hemiboea strigosa grows among the rocks. The fleshy stalks grow upright to 1' tall, while the plant spreads slowly via stolons to form a 3' wide patch in 3 years. Starting for us in early October, the stalk tips are adorned with 3-6 pendent pink tubular flowers, each with a heavily spotted red throat. So far, our plants have endured 16 degrees F with no problems. Slightly moist, well-drained soils are best.