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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Family: Acanthaceae
Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose
Origin: India
groundcover and low-growingfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersblue/lavender/purple flowerspink flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

Asystasia gangetica can be used as a mass planting under large trees and borders in full sun, semi-shade or full shade. It is also a good container plant. Leaves have been eaten as spinach by the local people.

This ground cover thrives in semi-shade and will also grow in sunny spots if it receives adequate moisture. It can be planted in any soil in the garden, but will do better if plenty of compost is added.

Propagate from cuttings taken after flowering or by removing rooted runners (small plants must be protected from frost).


 Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Asystasia gangetica (?) Purple Primrose
Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

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Purple Primrose, Chinese Violet. Low growing perennial with pretty purple glowers, blooming throughout warm season. Can be used as a mass planting under large trees and borders in full sun, semi-shade or full shade. It is also a good container plant. Leaves have been eaten as spinach in India.
This ground cover thrives in semi-shade and will also grow in sunny spots if it receives adequate moisture. It can be planted in any soil in the garden, but will do better if plenty of compost is added.
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Grown in 3 gal pot, large plant

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