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Tibouchina hybrida Cool Baby

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tibouchina hybrida Cool Baby Princess Flower, Lasiandra, Glory Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Description:
Cool Baby is one of the most compact forms of Tibouchina currently available, and is a stand out performer in gardens across the country. Large pink flowers and white flowers with pink margins adorn the plant throughout the warmer months providing stunning colour for entertaining areas. This is certainly a plant that makes an impact with colour. The bright vibrant flowers are significant both in size and in the number produced per plant, not uncommonly covering parts of the plant to the point that foliage is difficult to see. A dense and compact variety well suited to pots and containers. This variety is easy to grow. Grows approx 45cm tall x 45cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Melastomataceae SouthAmerica

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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