Tetranema roseum

Tetranema roseum

  • Tetranema roseum
  • Tetranema roseum
  • Flower name
    Tetranema roseum
  • Scientific name
    Tetranema roseum
  • AliasMexican foxglove, テトラネマ, メキシカン・フォックスグローブ
  • Place of originMexico to Guatemala
  • Place of floweringPotted flower, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Language of flowersGentle kiss

What is Tetranema roseum

Tetranema roseum commonly called as Mexican foxglove or Mexican violet (scientific name: Tetranema roseum) is native to Mexico - Guatemala, and is an evergreen perennial of the family Plantaginaceae. The root leavs are green and have inverted ovoid shape of about 10 cm in length. From the root foliage, several flower stems are brought out and scattered inflorescences are attached to the tip, and purple funnel-shaped flowers are bloomed 7 or 8 rings. The tip of the corolla has a two-lip shape and it splits 5. The flowering season is an anniversary in the greenhouse and the place of origin, and summer to fall in the outdoors of Japan. There is also a garden cultivar "Tetranema roseum cv. Alba"(scientific name: T. roseum cv. Alba) that white flowers bloom.

Common name: Tetranema roseum, Scientific name: Tetranema roseum, synonym: Tetranema mexicanum, Allophyton mexicanum, Penstemon mexicanus, Episcia rosea, also called: Mexican foxglove, Mexican violet, plant height: 15 to 30 leaf length: 10 cm, leaf color: dark green color, leafy: cortical and glossy, leaf shape: inverted oval to elliptical, flower color: purple · white, flower diameter: 1 to 1.5 cm, corolla: Lip shape, inflorescence form: scattering inflorescence, Flowering period: Anniversary in the greenhouse and place of origin, prime is from August to October, fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit.


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Plantaginaceae
  • Genus
    Tetranema
  • Species
    T. roseum
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen perennial
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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