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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 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

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