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Brighamia
Brighamia rockii

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brighamia (brig-AM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rockii (ROK-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wailuku, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 16, 2011, kungfoochimp from Wailuku, HI (Zone 12a) wrote:

This Molokai native is more finicky than it's Kauai relative (B. insignis). When young it can be identified by its purple stem, and it's white flowers. My first one grew for 6 mos. before dying. I didn't pamper it however, and in retrospect I believe it needed more light. Second one is in a container, and is thriving. Snails will eat their way through the stem, as I learned with a large B. insignis, so containers work well.

Neutral

On May 8, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Native Hawaiian plant, nearly extinct. Not that different looking from the other Brighamia, though maybe a bit rarer. This one has slight darker leaves with some pattern to them. However, their main differences are in floral details. Basically they are caudiciform stems topped with a rosette of leaves (deciduous here in southern California) and white flowers protruding from among the center of the rosettes. Lives on cliff edges primarily on Molokai.