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PlantFiles: Purple Rice Plant
Peristrophe speciosa

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Peristrophe (per-ee-STRO-fee) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mgarr On Apr 24, 2007, mgarr from Hanover Twp., PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

If you take this foliage and added it to water and bring the water to a boil and then let the foliage sit for awhile you can then strain the water and use it to boil rice. The rice will turn a beautiful purple color. So the name purple rice plant.



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