Streptocarpus Rexii - Indigenous South African Gesneriads - 10 Seeds
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Streptocarpus is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, closely related to the genus Saintpaulia. One common name is Cape Primrose, referring to the nativity of several species to South Africa and their superficial resemblance to the genus Primula. The genus is native to parts of Africa and Madagascar (with a few odd species in Asia that probably do not belong in the genus). The plants often grow on shaded rocky hillsides or cliffs. About 155 species of Streptocarpus are currently recognized, the first described being S. rexii. They are found growing on the ground, rock crevices, and almost anywhere the seed can germinate and grow.
10-20cm perennial, thick velvety leaves, violet flowers in Summer-Autumn, damp shady areas. Sow Spring.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring