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Tibouchina urvilleana/Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana / Tibouchina urvilleana
Typical rank growth of the princess flowers in summer bloom
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Typical rank growth of the princess flowers in summer bloom

A strain with light blue flowers

Close-up of royal purple flowers and foliage

Has royal purple flowers most months of the year

In areas where it does not freeze, it can become small tree size

Many flowers are produced on large, overwintering plants

Strain with lighter colored flowers

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Scientific Name: Tibouchina urvilleana
Common Name: Princess Flower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This shrub-like perennial produces royal blue trumpet shaped flowers during the warm months of the year. Flowers can appear to be somewhat fluorescent. Plants are killed back to the ground in mild winters but return the following spring. In warm climates plants are nearly evergreen. By the end of the season plants have a sprawling habit of growth. Another noteworthy feature is the velvety green foliage. Plants grow best in a fertile, well drained soil in sun for much of the day.