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Crested Philippine Violet, Philippine Violet
Scientific Name: Barleria cristata L.
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Crested Philippine Violet, Philippine Violet (Barleria  cristata)
Photo by Forest & Kim Starr
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: India and Myanmar.

Growth Habits: Perennial, fast growing, 4 feet to 6 feet tall (1.2 m-1.8 m), 3 feet to 4 feet in spread (90 cm-1.2 m); ovate, alternate leaves

Watering Needs: Regular water, prefers acidic soil conditions

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds, self-sows, can be invasive


Blooming Habits:
White or pink, funnelform flowers, up to 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm), in early summer to late autumn.


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