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Tibouchina hybrida Groovy Baby PBR

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tibouchina hybrida Groovy Baby PBR Dwarf Princess Flower, Lasiandra, Glory Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Bun Shaped, Dense

Groovy Baby PBR has a compact form and is a stand out performer in gardens across the country. Large, electric purple flowers adorn the plant throughout the warmer months providing stunning colour for entertaining areas. Bright vibrant flowers are significant both in size and in the number produced per plant, not uncommonly covering 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 very hardy and easy to grow. Will also perform well in the cooler southern Australian climates. It can be grown in Melbourne and Hobart with confidence, given some protection from severe frosts. Grows approx 45cm tall x 45cm wide.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Lawn Alternatives, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot, Native Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Melastomataceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
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