Conandron ramondioides 'Noshoku'

Rock Tobacco


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A purple flowering variety of this Asian gesneriad. While the leaves are pretty typical of the family at maturity, the immature leaves are incredibly textured like the interior of corrugated cardboard, or pruned fingers from a overly luxurious bath. Bright purple, tubular, star-shaped flowers somewhere between Nicotiana and Asarum held in small stalked clumps above the rosette.  Prefers a rocky wet but well drained spot akin to its native environment.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Summer