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Iochroma cyaneum/Violet Churcu, Iochroma

Iochroma cyaneum / Iochroma cyaneum
Many inflorescenceces produced on 8-12 foot shrubs
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Many inflorescenceces produced on 8-12 foot shrubs

Flowers of this variety are wine colored, other varieties may be shades of red, pink, blue and purple

Flowers are tubular, the shape favored by hummingbrids

Large number of flowers produces in each inflorescence

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Scientific Name: Iochroma cyaneum
Common Name: Violet Churcu, Iochroma
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Does not like high temperatures and should be grown in afternoon shade in hot areas. It flowers best when temperatures are mild to cool. Makes an excellent container plant and should be protected from frost or light freezes. It is sometime grown as an annual where it is too cold for permanent landscape use. Hummingbirds love the nectar that is produced by the many flowers the shrub produces. There is another variety that has violet colored flowers. The vegetative parts of tjis Perue native are posionous if ingested.