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Thalia geniculata, Fire Flag, Alligator Flag, Red Stemmed Thalia

Thalia geniculata

Fire Flag, Alligator Flag, Red Stemmed Thalia
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticBlue/lavender/purple flowersFlood tolerant

The large, broadly lance-shaped, long-petioled leaves are covered with a white powdery coating as are all parts of the plant. The blue and purple flowers are crowded in an open panicle. Suitable for bogs and water gardens. Prefers full sun, but will take light shade. Will lose some color with lower light intensity. Zones 8 and higher.

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