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Browallia americana

Browallia is a small genus of annuals and tender perennials native to northern South America and the West Indies. Their attributes include flowers in rich shades of cool colors and clean foliage in shades of deep or bright green.  Browallia americana thrives in full sun, while B. speciosa is invaluable for adding clear color to a shady border.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDistinct blossoms in rich shades of blue, purple, and white grace these plants.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to half shade. Under glass: grow in full light with shade from hot sun. Pinch growing tips when young.

PropagationSow seed in early spring for summer-flowering plants.

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

Species and cultivars

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