Pot Size: 2 litre
Description: From one of our high altitude seed collections on our epic trek in eastern Nepal in the autumn of 2002 with Dan Hinkley et al. Where we found this large perennial species to 1.2m tall being cultivated on the edge of the village of Thudam on the border with Tibet. With very robust pale green glabrous branched stems with ovate thin textured softly hairy leaves to 20cm long. Which almost hide the distinct pendant flowers when first emerging from the axils, until that is the calyces start to inflate to 5cm long strongly ribbed and bristly, with the yellow purple stained flower lobes pertruding at their openings May-August. The calyx elongating after flowering to completely hide the enclosed strange seed capsule with an opening lid which reveals the enclosed round brown seed October-November. E
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