Uncarina

Uncarina abbreviata

Family: Pedaliaceae
Genus: Uncarina (un-kar-ee-nuh) (Info)
Species: abbreviata (ab-bree-vee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Deciduous

Succulent

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (pink-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

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

Floresville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 6, 2013, Indigoez from Floresville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had this plant since 2003, and it has finally bloomed after a decade. I don't know if it's just my particular plant, or all U. abbreviata in general, but quite slow growing, like 12-14 inches tall now, and I have no idea how old it was when I got it.

Overall worth the wait I would say though, but definitely not for the impatient gardener.

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