Bush Violet
Browallia viscosa

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Browallia (bro-WAHL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: viscosa (vis-KOH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Camarillo, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 31, 2010, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

I've grown browallia speciosa "bells," browallia americana "blue lady" and browallia viscosa "amethyst" in my southern California garden. All are easy to start from seed. (Stokes Seeds is a good source.) Viscosa is the least showy of the three because the flowers, while numerous, are the smallest. They are a deep violet purple (not blue) with a white eye and the foliage is a handsome dark green. I found that this plant is tougher than the other browallias when it comes to standing up to the elements (i.e., sun, shade, drought, wind.) I think the best plants are grown in moist loamy soil in warm shade. Slugs nibbled at the seedlings, but once the plants got to be 3-4 inches tall, they left them alone. Unlike browallia americana, this plant doesn't flop. Germination and seedling development ... read more

Neutral

On Sep 1, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grows 12-20 inches high with hairy foliage that is slightly sticky. The 3/4-inch wide flowers have a distinct white eye. Prefers a site in partial shade with plenty of moisture.