Native to South India, it's a small flower-bearing shrub that is suitable for a range of horticultural applications. With its delicate appearance, it's an excellent choice for border edges, container gardening, low-maintenance rock gardens, and hanging baskets.
Cyanotis beddomei typically grows to 2-5 feet tall and wide, making it a great privacy or garden border plant. It is a sun-loving plant, requiring several hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive. Those with conditions of partial shade to semi-shade can also do well in Cyanotis beddomei. It requires moderate water for best growth, ensuring soil is moist but not soggy.
Most conspicuous about Cyanotis beddomei is its flowers, which burst into bloom during the spring and summer. Its flowers are small and can range in color from blue to lavender to purple. The color of the flower will depend upon the variety of the plant.
Cyanotis beddomei is a popular choice amongst gardeners in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. It can survive in colder climates with a bit of extra care taken in the winter season. To prevent winter damage, a layer of mulch can be applied over the soil to insulate the roots and keep them from freezing. In areas of light frost, it is best to plant in a pot and move it indoors during the coldest months.
Overall, Cyanotis beddomei is an easy-care, low-maintenance flower that adds a delicate touch to any outdoor landscaping. With its lovely flowers, attractive foliage, and fast growth, it is sure to bring life and color to any garden!