Brunfelsia magnificaItem #1343 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Create an impressive display of flowers and foliage with this tropical looking plant. An abundance of large, violet-purple blooms that last four to five days appear nearly year-round. A showy foundation plant or accent specimen. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:brun-FELZ-ee-a mag-NIF-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:12 - 17, 20 - 28Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prolifically in spring and fall; sporadically, year-round.Flower color:PurpleDesign IdeasThis unique shrub bears flowers in white, lavender and purple hues simultaneously. It is a rare source of blue tones among tropical plants and is a reliable performer in all but the hottest climates. Grow as a foundation planting where it can be seen from indoors. Make it a central feature of a filtered shade garden. Use next to doorways or at gates to appreciate it up close. Grows rather well under the canopies of large conifers.Companion PlantsPrincess Flower (Tibouchina); Fern (Asplenium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bush Lily (Clivia); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Star Jasmine (Tracheospermum)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, slightly acidic soil with mulch to conserve moisture. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly during during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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