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Tinantia pringlei coll. #A1M-77

Mexican Speckled Wandering Jew

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Item #: 3145

Zones: 6b to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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

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This amazing collection, from our 1994 expedition to Mexico (3,800' in the Sierra Chiquita Mountains), has stunned us all, not only by making a superb garden plant, but by surviving the last six winters. The wiry purple stems are adorned with olive-green leaves, speckled with large purple dots. As the breeze blows, the dark purple backs reveal another nice contrast. From late summer until fall, Tinantia pringlei clumps are topped with tiny, light lavender, spiderwort-like flowers. Our 6-year-old clumps are 3' wide...great for underplanting in the woodland garden or in containers. Expect a few babies to be scattered around in good soils. Thanks to Smithsonian botanist Bob Faden for the identification!