Variegated Phillipine Violet
Barleria cristata 'Variegata'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Barleria (bar-LEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cristata (kris-TAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Clearwater, Florida

Deland, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Dunnellon, Florida

Haines City, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 22, 2009, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have all three varieties, the purple, white and variegated and love them all. Grow them in a high shade/dappled sun location. They do self seed but for me that's easily taken care of with the lawn mower.
I favorite is the variegated, beautiful foliage and purple flowers.
So far has been hardy and over the 08/09 winter we had temps down to the upper teens (very unusual for us ! ) several nights in a row.
Fairly drought tolerant once established. No pests, one of my favorites !

Seeds are easy to germinate, and come true to the variegation.