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Medinilla multiflora

(Syn.: Medinilla myriantha)

Medinilla multiflora


Panicles of pink flowers in summer and fall followed by pendant clusters of pink berries. Medium sized leathery dark green leaves. 35F. Melastomataceae


Medinilla scortechinii

Medinilla scortechinii


Bright orange flowers with orange stems in panicles. Leathery dark green oval leaves on this low growing shrub. Minimum temperature of 40F. Melastomataceae


Medinilla sedifolia

Medinilla sedifolia


A beautiful but little known species for terrarium or small hanging basket, this elegant rare plant is slow growing and spectacular in bloom. In winter and spring 1 inch waxy flowers of bright magenta pink nearly cover the dark green foliage of closely set ¼th inch waxy leaves. Likes warmth, humidity. (F,D,T,B) Melastomataceae


Tibouchina clavata

(Syn.: Tibouchina elegans), Glory Bush, Lasiandra, Bears Ear

Tibouchina clavata


A 3 to 7 foot showy shrub with silvery green, pubescent leaves. It blooms spring, summer, and fall with clusters of purple flowers about 1½ inches across. Stamens with distinctive long, eyelash-like appendages. Needs some pruning to shape. Plenty of light to bloom. Native to Brazil. Melastomataceae


Tibouchina heteromalla

Large Leafed Glory Bush, Silver leafed Princess Flower

Tibouchina heteromalla


This choice evergreen shrub grows upright 8-10 feet tall with spectacular 4 by 7 inch ovate green leaves with silvery undersides. 1½ inch purple flowers are borne in showy, upright clusters in summer through fall. This large leafed species blooms well in Northern California, preferring cool coastal climates. A beautiful foliage plant even when out of bloom. It makes a fine container specimen plant. Native to Brazil. Melastomataceae


Tibouchina sp.

Tibouchina sp


Very similar to Tibouchina heteromalla and Tibouchina grandifolia with very large leaves and large panicles of 1½ inch purple flowers. However, it differs in having thicker leaves and rounded stems, instead of the usual square ones. Probably grows 5 to 6 feet tall in partial shade. USDA zones 10 - 11. Melastomataceae


Tibouchina urvilleana

(Syn.: Tibouchina semidecandra), Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana


One of the most free flowering, with clusters of large 3 inch iridescent royal purple flowers and velvety 3 to 6 inch long leaves. Our plants are from selected large flowered forms in cultivation in Hawaii, and are especially showy. Excellent outdoors in California and other mild climates. In flower much of the year, spectacular in summer and fall. Brazil. 27F. Melastomataceae


Tibouchina urvilleana 'Athens Blue'

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

Tibouchina urvilleana Athens Blue


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. Melastomataceae


Tibouchina urvilleana 'Edwardsii'

Edwards Princess Flower, Glory Bush

Tibouchina urvilleana Edwardsii


An improved cultivar of Australian origin selected for its 3 inch satiny flowers of rich deep purple and a more compact growth habit. Blooms in summer and fall. Leaves of a beautiful velvety nature. Makes a superb patio plant, growing 2 to 3 feet in a container. Plant in full sun with rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil and plenty of moisture. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9b - 11. Species native to southern Brazil. Melastomataceae

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