Item #: 3145
Zones: 6b to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
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!