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Peristrophe speciosa.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

Peristrophe speciosa Tree
Ref No: 12985
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tree/shrub type: Broad leaved trees and shrubs
foliage: Evergreen
size: Low shrubs
leaf type: Simple leaves
flowering period: Winter
leaf colour: Leaves green
plants for a purpose: Trees and shrubs with decorative pink flowers, Trees and shrubs with decorative blue/purple to black flowers

Peristrophe speciosa (Roxb.) Nees (Acanthaceae) An evergreen sub-shrub with loose spikes of bright purplish-pink flowers, native of N India, in the foothills of the Himalayas up to 1600m, flowering mainly in winter. Stems greyish, to 1.2m; leaves elliptic, around 8cm. Flowers to 5cm long, strongly 2–lipped, lobes recurved, the upper blotched at the base. For well-drained soil in sun or part shade; useful for its winter-flowering under glass. Min. -3°C.

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Alf De Graaff (Australia) - 10 June 2011

Sir\Madam Can this plant be thriving in my backyard in a sub-tropical climate at sea-level (75 meters)?? We never have frost.
Peristrophe speciosa
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