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PlantFiles: Purple False Eranthemum
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum 'Black Varnish'

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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

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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner 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.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Richmond, Texas



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