Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 - 2 feet
Plant Spread: 9 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Other: Purplish-blue with white eye.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 60ºF-65ºF
Days to germinate: 14 to 25 days.
Depth to plant seed: Sow thinly, gently pressing seeds into soil;do not cover as they need light for germination.
Other info: Keep lightly moist until germination.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Second plant from PA by Kabby Oct 6, 2016 12:50 PM 5
Browallia Blue Bells by woofie Aug 25, 2014 3:17 PM 9
ID Please. by KAMasud Apr 2, 2013 8:02 AM 21

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