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Bartlettina sordida


Order: Asterales
   Family: Asteraceae
            Genus: Bartlettina
                        Specie: Bartlettina sordida

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in full sun to part-shade

Features: Leaves up to 4 in (10 cm) long; violet flowers in summer

Uses: Shrub borders

Zones: 10-11

Description: This Mexican shrub grows quickly to 10?ft (3?m) tall and is vigorous enough that in some areas it is considered a weed. Its young stems have a dense covering of red hairs that wear off with age, and its leaves, which are oval with toothed edges, are up to

Growth Habit: Dense multi-branched habit

Comments: Prune lightly after flowering to encourage new growth; can become a weed

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