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Nierembergia hippomanica var. violacea

Cupflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple

Description

Nierembergia hippomanica var. violacea (Cupflower). This is a small bushy perennial, it is better to grow as an annual. In the summer and early autumn it will bear a profusion of open dark bluish purple flowers with yellow throats. It will produce branched thin upright stems and narrowly lance-shaped, deep-green, slightly hairy leaves. It will grow moderately fast and will grow to a height and spread of 15-20cm.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should grow them in full sun, make sure you water well and fertilize to prolong the flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids and whitefly under glass; slugs and snails outdoors. Prone to viruses.

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