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Asystasia gangetica, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose

Asystasia gangetica

Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Asystasia gangetica is a plant native to India. It is an herbaceous flowering plant and can be used as ground cover in gardens and borders due to its low growing size of 2ft. This plant requires full sun, semi-shade and regular watering to thrive in any soil, but with an extra boost from compost. When it blooms, its flowers can be shades of pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender and purple. This stunning display often also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Growing this plant in a pot can be done in USDA zones 9-11 and mature plants can tolerate cold to at least 30s Fahrenheit, albeit for a short time. To propagate the plant, cuttings can be taken after flowering or rooted runners can be removed. It is important to protect small plants from frost if propagating outdoors. Although some maintenance is required, the stunning show of colorful flowers generated by Asystasia gangetica is more than worth the effort.


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Asystasia variegata - Variegated Chinese Violet

Variegated Purple Primrose, Chinese Violet. The brightly variegated leaves of yellow and dark green, make a great contrast with the flowers. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth.
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
10"/3 gal pot