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Browallia americana

Browallia americana Photo/Illustration: Steve Silk

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Browallia americana bro-WAL-ee-ah ah-mer-ih-KAY-nah Synonyms: Browallia elata Genus: Browallia
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 characteristics: A 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.
Care: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to half shade.
Propagation: Sow seed in early spring for summer-flowering plants.
Problems: Aphids, white fly, tomato spotted wilt virus, fungal leaf spots.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Annuals

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