BARLERIA CRISTATA –
BLUEBELL BARLERIA or PHILLIPINE VIOLET
The Bluebell Barleria is native to India and South –East Asia as is a member of the Acanthaceae family.
It grows into a 1 metre x 1metre rounded shrub with minimal pruning. The trumpet-shaped 50mm long flowers that are mauve-blue and open in clusters in early autumn (Australia) through to late autumn.
This is an easy-to-grow shrub, and can be used for a garden hedge or tightly pruned into topiarised shapes.
It is best grown in full sun to mild shade to have the best flowering effect.
After flowering prune as required either severely or the shape.
THIS IS GREAT, TOUGH SHRUB ENJOY!