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Spanish Shawl, Trailing Princess Flower

Centradenia floribunda

Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Centradenia (sen-tra-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: floribunda (flor-ih-BUN-duh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Albany, California

Glen Avon, California

Lodi, California

Long Beach, California

Martinez, California

Richmond, California

Delray Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Jan 10, 2016, zone7fantasy from Naples, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This beautiful plant turned out to be a nightmare in my zone 9/10 garden. A single 4" plant has invaded a nearby lot, and ten years of roundup have not killed it. It still pops up all over the place.

Positive

On Jun 12, 2008, ZZsBabiez from Lodi, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this plant for filler in a combo pot. Great color. I propagate it by cuttings. Real nice grower.. survived winter here under the carport.

Neutral

On Oct 4, 2003, scooterbug from Tellico Plains, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

Sub-shrubby trailing plant
1-3 in.pointy leaves that are bronzy-red underneath on red stems with lilac rose flower clusters.
Add Leaf mold or peat and sharp sand to soil.
Propagate by side shoots.
Will not tolerate temps under 40 F

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