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Tremacron aurantiacum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Tremacron aurantiacum

Golden Tremacron

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Item #: 7579

Zones: 7a to 8b, at least

Height: 2" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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


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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.