Trochetia
Trochetia blackburniana

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trochetia (tro-SHAY-tee-a) (Info)
Species: blackburniana

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 10, 2007, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

This Trochetia is as same as T. boutoniana, the flowers are also bell shaped and red colour. Except that inside the flower has black line ( like black parallel margin inside); the reason of naming it T. blackburniana. Leaves are brown underneath and is a bit molted. Cultivation is in the condition as T. boutoniana.