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Purple False Eranthemum
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum 'Black Varnish'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pseuderanthemum (soo-der-RANTH-ee-mum) (Info)
Species: atropurpureum (at-ro-pur-PURR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Varnish

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

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:

Bartow, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Annual in houston area, zone 9. produces pink flowers. Glossy, almost black foliage is positively stunning.