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Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dyschoriste (dis-kor-RISS-tee) (Info)
Species: thunbergiiflora

Synonym:Calophanes thunbergiiflora

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive 7leisher On Dec 22, 2012, 7leisher from Haines City, FL wrote:

It is a wonderful plant, can get 4' to 5' tall and spread and root as it goes, so it can be a nice border/hedge. It did great when we had the really cold temps. (26). They did not bother it at all. It grows very similar to justicia leonardi.

Neutral steadycam3 On Nov 28, 2012, steadycam3 from Houston Heights, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Origin of plant is Kenya. May be found in Botanic Gardens in US. reference is
Google.

Regional...

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

Crooked Lake Park, Florida



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