Seed Collecting: Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
I have purchased 3 Duranta repens Amethyst Rain plants. I love these plants. First, they are evergreen. Second they bloom profusely. Third, knock wood, so far the deer do not seem to eat them. Two of my plants I have grown as topiaries for my front porch. So lovely. The third I keep as a bush and have been able to divide it up into several plantings. I'm in Austin, TX and even with our brutally hot summer these plants did great.
On Mar 27, 2007, KatG from Port Charlotte, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
This is such a wonderful landscape plant. It's a lovely color and provides a nice contrast with it's lime green and gold leaves. It's very sturdy but retains a nice shape with minimal pruning. Also can be hedged. I also have a Duranta tree, which produces the most delicate and gorgeous purple flowers when in bloom. It's just a great overall plant!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Grenoble, Glendale, Arizona Orangevale, California Sand City, California Big Pine Key, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Bradenton, Florida Cheval, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Melrose Park, Florida Pace, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Pukalani, Hawaii Baton Rouge, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Old Jefferson, Louisiana Ventress, Louisiana Alvin, Texas Balcones Heights, Texas Cienegas Terrace, Texas College Station, Texas Conroe, Texas Georgetown, Texas Humble, Texas Liberty Hill, Texas Lost Creek, Texas Palm Valley, Texas Port Arthur, Texas Salado, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports) Spring, Texas Waxahachie, Texas