Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24-36 inches (60-90 cm)
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
White
Bi-Color: Lavender and purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Blooms in profusion during the monsoon rains.

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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2014Blooms in profusion during the monsoon rains.
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: October
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2009-AugEarly mornings, the stamens will be fresh like this.
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-01-24
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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plant id please by chhari55 Mar 9, 2016 7:28 AM 5
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) by bonitin Jun 2, 2015 9:24 AM 4
Happy plants by mjsponies Aug 4, 2014 1:29 PM 62
ID for a friend by Celene May 9, 2013 6:33 PM 7
Tiny purple flower for ID by NoelCalvert Feb 2, 2013 8:26 PM 5
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) by gingin Nov 16, 2011 3:09 PM 6

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