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Rehmannia, or “Chinese Foxglove,” is a rarely encountered genus in our industry — but not for lack of showiness. The large, foxglove-like flowers appear all summer long and are quite attractive, but are usually on tall, rather lax and floppy spikes above large leaf rosettes.

Not so for the brand-new ‘Crouching Tiger’! This truly different selection is a significant upgrade for the entire genus and opens the door to mainstream cultivation. The compact, flat rosettes are made of firm, corrugated, glossy dark-green foliage; after a cool period in winter, stout and sturdy flower spikes rise above the foliage, reminiscent of little Christmas trees. From April onwards, beautiful pure-white flowers with golden, purple-tigered throats appear in abundance.

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