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Spanish Shawl
Scientific Name: Heterocentron elegans (Schltdl.) Kuntze
Synonym: Heterocentron sessilis, Monochaetum guatemalense, Rhexia elegans
Family: Melastomataceae
Spanish Shawl (Heterocentron  elegans)
Heterocentron elegans in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 15-24
USDA: 11-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 40F (5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Growth Habits: Mat forming perennial, 2 inches high (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Cuttings in spring or late summer

Blooming Habits:
Large, mauve, 4-petaled in summer and fall

Fruiting Habits:

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