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Date Photo Taken: 09/18/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: DanielTheNovice

Notes:

Hey, I work at a store in the lawn and garden department. When we order plants 99% of time they come with tags identifying them and listing information on care.

However these plants came with no such tag and NOBODY we have asked has been able to identify it, including 2 or 3 “master gardeners.” It came in a shipment from FL with several other varieties of plants most of which are considered”tropical.” Which basically means they are only perenial in certain zones, anywhere between zones 7-12

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Compare with Tibouchina semidecandra

    Marginally hardy in middle Georgia.

    They root easily… Last autumn, I cut several plants back after frost and did nothing more than insert the stems into the sand in my vegetable garden… and have flowering plants this year…

    Most people attempt to root in rooting medium inside… this works, but like rooting brugmansia and confederate rose… providing enough light is essential.

    September 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Here’s a decent link… with plenty of additional links for comprehensive appreciation of this tropical shrub:
    http://www.garden.bsewall.com/favorites/tibouchina.html

    September 19th, 2013 at 9:06 am
  3. DanielTheNovice Unregistered says:

    Thanks Stone!

    The info you provided was very helpful.

    September 19th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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