A picture of a Pink Wild Tibouchina

Pink Wild Tibouchina

Dissotis canescens

Also known as

Pink Marsh Dissotis, Ordeal Bean, Kalwerbossie (Afr.), Imfeyesele

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1.2m

Min

80cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Dissotis canescens, at Kirstenbosch NBG
Dissotis canescens foliage

Pink Wild Tibouchina Overview

Dissotis canescens is a rewarding garden plant, but it requires enough water in summer. It makes a good shrub border specimen. Ideally plant it near a pond where it can obtain plenty of moisture. It prefers full sun, and thrives in good soil with lots of compost. The flowers resemble that of the Tibouchina. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Common problems with Pink Wild Tibouchina

Generally problem free

    Pink Wild Tibouchina Companion Plants

    Plant along side plants that like damp places, like scarlet Schizostylis coccinea, pale blue wahlenbergia and orange and yellow kniphofia.

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    Kniphofia uvaria

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    Kniphofia x praecox

    How to harvest Pink Wild Tibouchina

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Pink Wild Tibouchina

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring

    Cuttings

    Cuttings take easily during Spring when growing season starts.

    Special features of Pink Wild Tibouchina

    Attractive flowers

    The large brilliant magenta flowers appear from early summer into autumn (December to April) and make a spectacular display.

    Wet sites

    Other uses of Pink Wild Tibouchina

    Medicinal

    Traditionally used to treat dysentery and hangovers.

    Edible

    Medicinal