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Browallia americana

Browallia americana

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This plant produces distinct, 2-inch blossoms primarily in rich blue (but also in shades of purple and white), with dark eyes smudged white. It is suitable for sun and partial shade.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsA tender perennial from tropical South America, it will self-sow, but almost too late to produce flowers for the season. In fertile soil, it will amount to a large, airy mass of long-blooming and stunning blue flowers that may require staking.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to half shade.

PropagationSow seed in early spring for summer-flowering plants.

ProblemsAphids, white fly, tomato spotted wilt virus, fungal leaf spots.

  • Genus : Browallia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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