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Tetranema roseum

Mexican foxglove

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Tetranema roseum (Mexican foxglove). This species is an evergreen perennial with obovate, dark green leaves. The flowers are borne in early summer to late summer with trumpet-shaped, pale purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Mexican violet

Origin

Altitudes of Mexico and Guatemala

Interest and use

Grown for their decorative flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Division, or seed if available, in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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    Mexican foxflowers

    I bought a couple of 'Mexican foxflowers' a month ago (because they were reduced, and I felt sorry for them), and have planted one in partial shade and…


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