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This plant has fuzzy, oblong leaves with a center fold. The flowers are about 2 inches long, white, tubular with petals on the ends and are on tall reddish stems. The plant blooms in summer and was originally from Arizona.enter image description here

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This is a nice plant with typical flowers and is called hardy white gloxinia (Sinningia tubiflora). It has tubers, and can handle short periods of frost in winter. It is related to African violets and cape primrose (ref.).

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