Joy Creek Nursery

861-001D4   Hemiboea subcapitata     ( False Sinningia )

Hemiboea subcapitata
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We must thank our friend Cole Burrell for introducing us to this uncommon perennial. We have had it in our garden for eight years and it has proven to be reliably hardy. Almost succulent, eight-inch leaves give this mounding perennial its exotic appearance. In shape, the leaves are very much reminiscent of hosta leaves in that they are long and narrow at their bases. The opposite leaves attach in a perfoliate fashion on the fleshy, stippled stems. Apple green and well-veined, they are semi-glossy yet covered with fine hairs. Flower buds of Hemiboea subcapitata form in summer and are followed by inch-long white tubular flowers that flair very little at their lips. The exterior of the flowers is covered with fine hairs while the interior of the flowers is stained beige and stippled in purple. We grow this African violet relative in a part shade garden which we water once every 10 days during the height of summer.

Late summer.  18 in. x 40 in.

White flowers

Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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