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)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.