A picture of a Sapphire flower

Sapphire flower

Browallia speciosa

Also known as

Bush violet

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

35cm

60cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sapphire flower Overview

This is a bushy clumped perennial; it is usually grown as an annual. It is also a very popular garden centre plant. It will make a good houseplant and can be grown indoors all-year-round. The purple-blue flowers have white eyes. You can grow from seeds; they will need light to germinate. Pinch out young growth to encourage a bushy growth.

Common problems with Sapphire flower

How to propagate Sapphire flower

Cuttings

Propagate the annuals from seed in the spring, the perennials grow from seed or tip cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of Sapphire flower

Hanging basket, container, mixed bed, border, indoors.