Incarvillea arguta

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This plant is rare in cultivation. It is a relative of the foxglove, as seen in the flower shape. Native to the Himalayas and China it is a perennial flowering over several months in the summer. It requires very well drained conditions and is therefore good for rock gardens. It will even grow in the crevice of a wall. It usually has pink flowers but some are white and it will produce very long seed pods with thousands of dust-like seeds.

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