Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sapphire Flower: Featured Plant of The day

Browallia speciosa 'Major'
Bush Violet,  Sapphire Flower

Type    Annual
Height    30" to 39" / 75cm to 100cm
Growth rate    Slow
Form    Irregular or sprawling and spreading or horizontal
Exposure    Full shade to partial sun

Bloom Color    Purple
Bloom Time    Year 'round

The flowers are showy.

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is an acidic to neutral (less than 6.8 to 7.2) soil.

Leaf Color    Green

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Specimen

Attributes and Features
-    Extended bloom season

Culture Notes
These plants are grown for their abundance of trumpet-shaped, attractive flowers.  There is a white flowered cultivar of this species also.