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Barleria cristata

Phillippine violet

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.9m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Barleria cristata (Phillippine violet). It will grow about 1m tall and wide, and will produce small clusters of flowers, which are pink blue or white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India, Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

In the growing season, prune tips of young plants to encourage branching. For a more compact habit, shorten long stems after flowering.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prey to white fly, red spider mites and aphids under glass.

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