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May 29

Written by: host
5/29/2011 11:10 AM

Tropical-Lilac is a fast growing shrub with fragrant leaves and small lavender–blue colored flowers that grow in erect pyramidal inflorescences.

 

Cornutia grandiflora was named for Jacques-Philippe Cornut (1606 – 1651), a French physician who published early accounts of North American flora. Grandifolia means “large leaved”.

 

Cornutia grandiflora was named for Jacques-Philippe Cornut (1606 – 1651), a French physician who published early accounts of North American flora. Grandifolia means “large leaved”. Cornutia grandiflora, Tropical-Lilac
Cornutia grandiflora, Tropical-Lilac flowers close-up. Cornutia grandiflora, Tropical-Lilac prefers partial sun to shade.

Family: Verbenaceae

Native: Southern Mexico. Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama

Growth: Fast

Size: 12' - 15' high and wide

Light: Prefers partial sun to shade

Water: Well in summer, less in winter

Min. Temp. : High 30's

Flower: Intermittent throughout the year

Zones: 10 & 11

Pests: None of importance

Problems: None known

Propagation: Seeds and cuttings

 

Source: Landscape Plants for South Florida

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