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PlantFiles: Cape Primrose
Streptocarpus 'Katie'

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Streptocarpus (strep-toh-KAR-pus) (Info)
Cultivar: Katie

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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
Purple

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:
Non-patented

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral bariolio On Jul 20, 2010, bariolio from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I thought primrose didn't like hot weather. It's really hot and humid in Houston. Could I grow these in a shady area?

Regional...

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

Indianapolis, Indiana



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