Dyschoriste oblongifolia

  • Family name: Acanthaceae
  • Host plant for: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  • General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with narrow, opposite leaves and tubular, lavender flowers marked by darker purple streaks. Versatile and low maintenance. Tolerates dry to moist, well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Compact growth provides ideal choice for small spaces.
  • Type: Perennial
  • Flower: Tubular, lavender flowers with dark purple streaks borne in leaf axils
  • Bloom time: Spring through fall
  • Soil type: Moist to dry, well-drained, sandy soils
  • Maximum height: 1 foot
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to grow. Ideal for small spaces.
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: sandhills, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests
  • Range in Florida
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Moderate wateringModerate watering

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