Bolo Bolo (Clappertonia ficifolia)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 2 inch long, bristly capsules, ripening from green to pink to black; each capsule contains numerous small, globose seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Pink to purple, rarely white.
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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