Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

Water Needs

moderate

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora
Shrub medium; shrub large
Purple Bells

1.5 x 1.7 m

Size

Light Conditions

semi-shade; sun

Frost

light; moderate

Flowers

purple; mauve; October to April; summer; autumn

sun; semi-shade; damp soils; container; shrubbery; damp shade; clay soils; fast-growing easy-care; wildlife insects butterflies insectivorous birds; hedge

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest

Region

East Africa, Mozambique; cultivated in South Africa

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

A beautiful, showy shrub with fairly large mauve trumpet –shaped flowers that stand out against the mid-green leaves. It forms a rather loose-limbed yet neat shrub that does best with a little pruning to keep in shape. It will thrive in both sunny and semi-shade areas. A fast-growing shrub that will reward you with colour in its first year. Purple Bells thrives where water is abundant but, once established, is fairly tolerant of dry conditions. An excellent container plant.

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora
Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora
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