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Whitfieldia elongata, Whitfieldia longiflora, Ruellia longifolia, White Candles

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Whitfieldia elongata, Whitfieldia longiflora, Ruellia longifolia
Family: Acanthaceae
White Candles
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Spires of pure white flowers rise above the dark green foliage with periods of heavy bloom that almost engulf the plant. The 1" flowers are comprised of a pure white calyx and a protruding white bloom. Each inflorescence can reach 4" or more and last for a week. Hardy Zone 10 and higher. Partial sun to shade, grows to 3' in container, minimum temperature 55°, everbloomer. Perfect houseplant!

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