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Bush Violet
Scientific Name: Barleria obtusa Nees
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16-24
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: Southern Africa

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), up to 5 feet in spread (1.5 m); green, leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water, drought tolerant

Propagation: Cuttings, layering or seeds


The cultivar Barleria 'Purple Prince' is more spreading with slightly glossy leaves and darker violet flowers.

Blooming Habits:
White, pink or purple flowers, up to 1.2 inches wide (3 cm).


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