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Gloxinia perennis, Canterbury Bells

Gloxinia perennis

Canterbury Bells
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Central America, Southern America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Gloxinia perennis prefers shady and humid places and grows in forests, on rocks and river banks.

The plant is commonly grown as an ornamental in tropical gardens, and as a pot plant in cooler zones, being valued especially for its pale purple flowers and attractive leaves.

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Gloxinia perennis, Canterbury Bells

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