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Primulina dryas


Primulina dryas is a rare African violet relative with stunning, fuzzy, silver-mottled leaves and lavender flowers.

Primulina dryas is a rare relative of African violets (Saintpaulia) and cape fuchsia (Streptocarpus). It has stunning fuzzy dark green leaves liberally mottled with silver that will make anyone who loves foliage swoon. But it also has lovely, small, tubular, lavender flowers held above the foliage much like a cape fuchsia. Hardy to zone 9b. Best grown as a houseplant with bright but indirect light and on a part shade patio in the warmer months.

Common Name: Oak-Nymph-Leaved Primulina

Family: Gesneriaceae (The African Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time:

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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