Cape Primrose
Streptocarpus 'Ilsa'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Streptocarpus (strep-toh-KAR-pus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ilsa
Additional cultivar information:(PP04523)
Hybridized by Fleischle
Registered or introduced: 1978

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From leaf cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 1, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Easygoing plant, I'd say a bit easier than AVs. Mine grows in a container by the kitchen window and I am careful not to overwater. When I remember, I water w/ a diluted solution of Superthrive and I think it's been effective.