STROBILANTHES rankanensis

A rare evergreen soft stemmed shrub with a multitude of blueish funnel-shaped flowers in late summer
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Mound-forming perennial with upright, 4-angled, branched stems. Produces solitary, funnel-shaped flowers to 2.5cm (1in) long with white stripes in the leaf axils
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

STROBILANTHES rankanensis

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites
    Place of origin
    Taiwan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based compost (JI No2) in full light with shade from hot sun
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Strobilathes - Care Guide
90cm (36in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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