Princess Flower, Sea of Flowers

Centradenia grandifolia

Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Centradenia (sen-tra-DEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandifolia (gran-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Succulent

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (pink-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Long Beach, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Valparaiso, Florida

Honolulu, Hawaii

Shoreline, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 5, 2012, gruwellfam2 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I absolutely love this plant, It grows very well in containers, but does not survive the winter here in Seattle. I an having a very hard time finding it this year. Loghouse grows it so I am calling them to check on it! I highly recommend this great flower.

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