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Tibouchina urvilleana


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Tibouchina urvilleana, or the princess flower, can grow up to five metres tall with spectacular, bright purple-indigo flowers.


Description:
Tibouchina urvilleana, also known as the princess flower, is a Brazilian shrub that can grow up to five metres tall with spectacular, bright purple-indigo flowers. Leaves are oblong, serrulate, possessing 3-7 prominent longitudinal veins and a soft, downy coating. Best chance of winter survival is to move plant to a bright, protected location such as a greenhouse or indoor space with supplemental lighting. Photo: Wikipedia.


Common Name: Princess Flower

Family: Melastomataceae

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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