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Return to This Plant's Category:  Cuphea to Dyschoriste

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

(Syn.: Calophanes thunbergiiflora), Purple Bells
Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora



Code: 69153

Price: $9.95


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Family: Acanthaceae

Evergreen small shrub with lavender colored trumpet-shaped flowers, with deep violet streaking in the throat, appearing in clusters on upright stems. Leaves are rounded to 1 inch long. Grows up to 3 feet high. Can be easily pruned as an informal hedge. Give regular watering, average soil in part shade to full sun. Loves water, but is quite drought tolerant. The flowers attract butterflies. Native to east Africa, particularly Kenya. Tolerates light frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. We previously listed this as Dyschoriste hygrophyllodes in error.

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(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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