2019 Plants of the Month

  • Each month the Growing Friends will choose a plant from their nursery to showcase
  • Previous Year's Plants of the Month - Have a look at them all

  • Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Edwardsii’ - Jan/Feb 2019 Plant of the Month


    This stunning shrub originates in southern Brazil. It is a slender-branched, compact species developing a short trunk topped by a bushy rounded crown and reaches 2 metres in height. The young stems are reddish and slightly hairy, turning brown later. The oval leaves are 5–10 cm long, dark green above and slightly hairy below. It produces rich purple to violet, silky flowers, 8 cm wide with purple stamens which are borne singly or in small groups. The flower buds are large, reddish and hairy.  Flowering time is late summer/autumn.  They prefer full sun or semi shade and do best in a moist/well drained soil with added organic matter and a slightly acidic to neutral ph.

    The Growing Friends have plenty of stock of this spectacular, distinctive Tibouchina