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Barleria cristata


Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Acanthaceae
            Genus: Barleria
                        Specie: Barleria cristata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny position

Features: Soft green foliage; white, mauve or violet flowers at the same time for most of the year

Uses: Hedge Flower contrast

Zones: 10-12

Description: The most widely grown ornamental species, Philippine violet originates from Myanmar, though long cultivated elsewhere in Asia. It is normally seen at around 3 ft (1 m) tall, densely branched from ground level with soft, deep green foliage. Bristly edged g

Growth Habit: Dense branching from ground level

Comments: Likes dry winters

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