Plant of the moment: Princess Flower!

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Plant of the moment: the Princess Flower

 

The princess flower (pictured above) or the Tibourchina urvillean,  has 3-4” leaves that can be green, yellow, or even red during weather extremes. Its flowers are clustered near the branch tips, and they bloom in succession. Each bloom is 3” across and has violet stamens that stand upright. While the blooms are not particularly fragrant, their royal purple color is incredibly vibrant – making the shrub worth the space!

Located just outside RLC’s library, our Princess Flower bushes are now tall enough to attract attention from the forecourt.

*Fun fact! We pinch its new growth to encourage branching, which in turn leads to more blooms. This shrub does become rangy if not regularly pinched back.

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