Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Item #: 7579
Zones: 7a to 8b, at least
Height: 2" tall
(aka: Tremacron aurantiacum) Let me guess, you've never heard of tremacron? This endemic genus of Chinese gesneriads contains only seven species. We have been thrilled at how easy Tremacron aurantiacum has been to grow in a lightly shaded rock garden...ours are growing in a well-drained but slightly moist site. The small, tight rosette of hairy, crinkled, dark green leaves makes a 2" tall x 6" wide rosette, topped in early September with 6" tall dainty flower spikes ending in small yellow flowers...very cute! Our plants don't quite match the descriptions of any of the known species, but this ID is the best we can do for now.