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Ruellia devosiana

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue

Description

Ruellia devosiana. This is a tall subshrub with a dense covering of fine hairs. The leaves are deep green, lance-shaped, about 8cm long with pale veins on the upper surfaces and purple-red undersides. The flowers are funnel-shaped, single, and they are lavender blue and suffused white with purple veins.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

America, Africa, Asia

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

These plants are fairly tolerant of dry conditions with sun or semi-shade, You can plant in humus-rich fertile, moist soil. You can propagate from seeds in spring or cuttings in the spring or early summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring or cuttings in the spring or early summer.

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