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Description: A small Chinese plants forming a rosette of broadly ovate leaves the bases clasping the short upright stems to 20 cm tall, which have arisen from the fleshy roots. Displaying the pale to mid-pink flowers held terminally in succession from the tip of the stem, orchid-like on long hollow tubes, with almost comical lateral petals protruding either side. Flowering for several months for us May to September. Common in open grassland with mixed scrub in mountainous areas of Yunnan and Sichuan. Easily grown in a well drained soil with some moisture retention in sun or shade.
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