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Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Splash White Select'

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hypoestes (hy-poh-ES-teez) (Info)
Species: phyllostachya (fy-lo-STAK-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Splash White Select

Synonym:Hypoestes sanguinolenta

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive marcfrick2112 On Oct 12, 2006, marcfrick2112 from Milwaukee, WI wrote:

Originally bought my plant at a Milwaukee, WI garden center
for about $2.00. I planted it between a French Lilac and a large Mullberry tree
in a semi-shaded area. I just dug it up yesterday to over-winter
as a houseplant...It has done very well, at least four times
larger than when I planted it originally. Not sure as to drought-tolerance,
as my area had considerable rainfall this summer and fall. Very pretty plant,
excellent as an accent in the garden, hope it's just as easy to
care for as a houseplant :) My plant has gotten somewhat 'leggy',
but not enough to bother me ;)

Positive goncrazi On May 28, 2006, goncrazi from Magnolia, TX wrote:

I have several white, purple and pink varieties of this plant. I use it under bushes and as a ground cover. It really needs very little care and is somewhat drought tolerant. I have found if I cut the flowers before they dry, the plant does as leggy. I keep mine trimmed short. Mine die back in winter if the temp. gets lower than freezing for a few days but comes right back in the spring from the roots - I do not cut them back for winter. It spreads slowly but really looks nice under taller bushes.

Positive MotherNature4 On Sep 7, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very attractive cultivar to give color contrast with the other reds and pinks in my collection. Haven't had it long enough to see if it will reseed like the others.
Spring '06. Now I can add that it does reseed. Now I have volunteers of red, pink and white.

Spring '07: Yes, it does reseed. It is now a settled plant with babies popping up here and there.

Regional...

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

Jones, Alabama
Briarcliff, Arkansas
Laguna West-lakeside, California
Bartow, Florida
Black Diamond, Florida
Haverhill, Florida
Glenview, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Garland, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
Lakewood, Washington
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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