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Tinantia erecta

 
Tinantia erecta
widow's tears
Tinantia erecta

Common name widow's tears
Family commelinaceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers magenta (summer)
Size 36"
From seed germinate at room temperature. nicking/scarification helpful.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

Interesting plant. It's hard to find a time at which the nodding flowers are open, but they always have the little curvy spur pointing out of the bud. So it's hardly a bold splash of color in the garden, although the foliage holds its own.

widow's tears
Flowers are quite intricate at close-up range

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: the lane

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (22%G, 4d). Scarified after 20d, after which an additional 22% germinated in 6-9d.
  2. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (54%G, 4-13d)


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