Mini Angel's Trumpet (Eriolarynx australis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Eriolarynx australis Accepted
Iochroma australe Synonym
Acnistus australis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant are toxic.

It was happy in a large pot in semi-shade.

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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jul 5, 2012 1:57 AM

A relatively rare plant. A small shrub, generally in the 3 to 6' range, sometimes to 10'. Flowers are 2-3" long and remain on branches awhile, flowering for most of the warmer months. Flowers can be white, blue, or purple. Cold hardy to 24 degrees.

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