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Tibouchina urvilleana 'Athens Blue'

(Syn.: Tibouchina urvilleana 'Compacta'), Athens Blue Princess Flower
Tibouchina urvilleana Athens Blue



Code: 90188

Price: $11.95


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Family: Melastomataceae

This is a refined more compact selection of the princess flower with a more tightly branching habit. Profusion of royal purple flowers from late spring through fall. This evergreen shrub with dark green velvety leaves and reddish venation can grow to 7 feet and wide unpruned. Plant in a protected location in full sun or part shade. Needs regular watering, rich organic soil, and feeding with acid-type fertilizer. Mulch to keep the roots cool. Attracts butterflies. USDA zones 9b - 11.

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
basket
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
conditions
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
plant
(W) Winter
flowering


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