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Browallia speciosa (Bush violet)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1 year
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Browallia speciosa

Other names

Bush violet

Genus

Browallia Browallia

Species

B. speciosa - B. speciosa is a tender, bushy, woody-based perennial, usually grown as an annual, with rounded or pointed, slightly sticky, elliptic or ovate, dark green leaves and small clusters of salverform, blue, violet, or white flowers in summer.


Browallia speciosa is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Flower

Blue, Violet, White in Spring; Violet, White, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly Aphids , Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Pinch out tips to promote a bushy habit. If grown outdoors in frost-prone areas, cut back and overwinter indoors or treat as an annual and remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18C (64F) in early spring for summer flowering. Sow in late summer for flowering in winter or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Browallia speciosa (Bush violet) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, City, Beds and borders, Indoor, Woodland

Cultivation

In summer or in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, consistently moist soil in fun or partial shade. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in ventilation and full light with shade from hot sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Browallia speciosa

Other names

Bush violet

Genus

Browallia Browallia

Species

B. speciosa - B. speciosa is a tender, bushy, woody-based perennial, usually grown as an annual, with rounded or pointed, slightly sticky, elliptic or ovate, dark green leaves and small clusters of salverform, blue, violet, or white flowers in summer.

Native to

South America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

Blue, Violet, White in Spring; Violet, White, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Pinch out tips to promote a bushy habit. If grown outdoors in frost-prone areas, cut back and overwinter indoors or treat as an annual and remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18C (64F) in early spring for summer flowering. Sow in late summer for flowering in winter or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Browallia speciosa (Bush violet) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Containers, Conservatory, City, Beds and borders, Indoor, Woodland

Cultivation

In summer or in frost-free areas, grow in fertile, consistently moist soil in fun or partial shade. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in ventilation and full light with shade from hot sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9

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