Tibouchina urvilleana

Common Name : Glory bush, Purple glory tree, Lasiandra, Princess flower, Glory Flower Botanical Name : Tibouchina urvilleana Family :Melastomataceae

Tibouchina urvilleana

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Myrtales

Genus - Tibouchina

Species - urvilleana

Synonym - Lasiandra semidecandra

Origin / Native - South America, Brazil, Mexico

Category - Evergreen Shrub, tree

Found in - Rain forests

Uses - Ornamental plant

Type - Perennial

Height - 15 feet tall

Spread - 7 feet wide

Flowering Season - All year round

Foliage&Plant - Dark green, smooth, simple, 5.5 inches long, hairy, 5 parallel veined, opposite, lance-shaped leaves with red edges, strong hairy stems

Flowers - Large, showy, dark blue, purple, 5 petals, 9 stamens, 5 inches wide blooms

Fruit - Hard, round, brown

Flowering season - All summer

Growth rate - Moderate

Good For - Borders, specimen, container

Light Requirement&Care - Full sun, moist, well drained soils, average water, easy to grow, low maintenance

Special feature - Drought tolerant

Propagation - Cutting

Stems, Stamens
Tibouchina urvilleana stem and stamens

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Govt. Botanical Garden, Ooty, Nilgiri Hills, Tamilnadu, India

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