About sixty species of Pseuderanthemum
are native to the world’s tropics. Several are ornamental and are grown in warm
climate gardens. This plant is native to Polynesia.
Bright purple-pink flowers are produced in clusters among the dark green leaves
throughout the growing season.
See these plants on the east side of building 10.
Herbaceous perennial to about three feet tall.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: moderately drought tolerant
Soil: ordinary, well-drained soil, no other special requirements
This is a trial for this species. These plants were donated
plant collector, Joyce Jarrell. Shooting stars has become a popular landscape
plant in south Florida
and is sometimes used as an annual further north. Not much is known about its
cold hardiness in north Florida.
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