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PlantFiles: Ribbon Bush
Hypoestes aristata

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hypoestes (hy-poh-ES-teez) (Info)
Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

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


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wcgypsy On Oct 30, 2006, wcgypsy from Fallbrook, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Tough, reliable, beautiful mass of purple flowers. I have several large stands of hypoestes aristata that have been in the same location for years in full sun and in afternoon shade. Flowering in my location is just now starting at the end of October. Some years they get cut back to the ground, some years not. They're 4-5 ' tall. I start my cuttings in water.

Positive bluew On Jun 16, 2006, bluew from Mildura
Australia wrote:

This pretty shrub is in full flower, in an exposed area of a neighbour's garden. It is currently early winter here. (Mildura, Australia). We have had several frosts of -3 degrees C recently, and it is unaffected. A welcome splash of winter color.


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

Jones, Alabama
Encinitas, California
Fallbrook, California
Brandon, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Jacksonville, Illinois
Bedias, Texas
Houston, Texas
Rosenberg, Texas
Spring, Texas

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