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Amethyst Flower, Jamaican Forget-me-not
Scientific Name: Browallia americana L.
Synonym: Browallia viscosa, Browallia elata
Family: Solanaceae
Amethyst Flower, Jamaican Forget-me-not (Browallia  americana)
Browallia americana in the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 9b-11 or annual

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Tropical South America

Growth Habits: Bushy perennial generally grown as annual, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 18 inches spread (50 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, keep the soil moist.

Propagation: Seeds in spring, cuttings

Browallia americana was named by Linnaeus after John Browall, one of his contemporaries. It is an excellent container plant.

Cultural Practices:
Regular feeding of the Bush Violet will ensure a steady flowering and a green foliage. It does better in dry summer areas.

Blooming Habits:
The Browallia bears white to blue or violet flowers, 2 inches in diameter (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

Sow the seeds in light at 65-75F (17-23C), they will germinate in one to two weeks.

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