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PlantFiles: Hophead, Philippine Violet
Barleria lupulina

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Barleria (bar-LEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lupulina (lup-oo-LEE-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Veined

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive timrann On May 4, 2007, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Barleria Lupulina is also native to Mauritius, it grows in the wild in the northern part of the island in alkaline and dry places. Tend to be invasive but could be controlled without much difficulty. Very decorative foliage and even nice yellow flower, though it has (rather soft) thorns.Even the branches are very decorative redish-purple in colour. Here it flowers in the begining of winter which is april-may to aprox. september.



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