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Royal Queen Purple Violet Tubeflower Iochroma hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 60 Inches
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Royal Queen Purple Violet Tubeflower Iochroma hybrid
Sun 36 - 60

Features

Heat Tolerant
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
36 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Silver
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscapes and containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Best in well-drained soil.

  • Loved the way it grew and kept blooming. Searching for more in Louisville.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    LINDA TAYLOR
    Louisville
    Kentucky
    United States
    8 weeks ago
  • Loved the way it grew and kept blooming. Searching for more in Louisville.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    LINDA TAYLOR
    Louisville
    Kentucky
    United States
    8 weeks ago
  • I love this plant! It is a beautiful specimen plant in a container on my deck. The humming birds absolutely love it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jan Sikora
    10 weeks ago
  • Ibought this Beaty 2 years ago. I planted in a narrow bed in my front yard next to my garage wall. It was beautiful and flowered profusely!! It grew so big I had to move it to the back yard. I cut it back severely. No matter it came back with a vengeance! It is now 5 feet tall and about to bloom it's magnificent "bells". I absolutely love this plant. Thanks Marguerite

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marguerite Donellan
    Atascocita
    Texas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I. Ought this Beaty 2 years ago. I planted in a narrow bed in my front yard next to my garage wall. It was beautiful and flowered profusely!! It grew so big I had to move it to the back yard. I cut it back severely. No matter it came back with a vengeance! It is now 5 feet tall and about to bloom it's magnificent "bells". I absolutely love this plant. Thanks Marguerite

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marguerite Donellan
    Atascocita
    Texas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I love this plant, I had this plant now for 4 Years, I did try to save it this winter, put it did not work.
    Can you tell me what is the best way to save it ofer the winter.I'm in zone 5 and I did keep it in the hous over the winter.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Renate Grassl
    3 years ago
  • This reached 4-5ft....and did NOT flower!

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    jean wood
    3 years ago
  • It has flourished in a container. It edged out the other plants, but blooms are very prolific and eye catching.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Lauri
    3 years ago
  • I live in North Florida, and I sell plants for a living. I am a sales rep for one of the largest wholesale growers in the United States. Our company has partnered with PW, and we co-brand what we grow on ( finish ) for the retail market. We currently do not grow this selection, but after my experience, this plant will be recomended!  Iochroma has become one of my favorite plants! We all have heard, "this plant blooms non stop", but come to find out you get the nice show of flowers for a few weeks....maybe a sporadic bloom here or there after, and it does not live up to the expectation. Well....this plant does TRULY BLOOM NON STOP. Iochroma was given to me by a customer of mine to trial. I live in an HOA in Florida,  where pretty much all my plants have to be grown in container. I took the plant out of it's 3 gallon bucket, and up potted into a nice decorative square black pot, ( close to a 7 gallon size ) and let in grow. I can HONESTLY SAY, since receiving this plant Spring of 2011, it has BLOOMED NON STOP! I really can't begin to describe how much purple flower color my plant has produced.  Until January 2012....our first cold spell, this plant was covered in purple splendor.  We dipped down to about 24 degrees, and the flowers have dropped as expected. THIS PLANT IS A REAL WINNER. I tip pruned throughout the Spring and Summer to keep a nice shaped plant. I fertilized Spring for Summer growth. My plant was in FULL / PART SUN. The plant does require a bit of water to establish (remember I did grow in a black pot), a few prunings a year, but sincerely was an easy plant to grow. I can't wait for warm Spring weather to enjoy it all over again. If you see this plant available in the South, add it to your garden....protect on those cold snaps. I believe the plant to be hardy to a zone 9 / 10 and above. Below a zone 9, use it as non hardy perennial / bring into covered area / garage on cold nights. Iochroma grows fairly rapidly, so don't be afraid to prune to make a tighter / cleaner looking shrub. In colder climates, this can be a tropical to enjoy for the season or wintered in a green house.  I truly love plants, and this is one I am happy to own!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Alex Pierce
    3 years ago
  • I live in North Florida, and I sell plants for a living. I am a sales rep for one of the largest wholesale growers in the United States. Our company has partnered with PW, and we co-brand what we grow on or finish for the retail market. We currently do not grow this selection, but after my experience, it has become one of my favorite plants! We all have heard, "this plant blooms non stop", but come to find out you get the nice show of flowers for a few weeks....maybe a sporadic bloom here or there, and it does not live up to the expectation. Well....this plant was given to me by a customer of mine to trial. I live in an HOA, where pretty much all my plants have to be grown in container. I took the plant out of it's 3 gallon bucket, and up potted into a nice decorative square black pot, and let in grow. I can HONESTLY SAY, since receiving this plant Spring of 2011, it has BLOOMED NON STOP! I really can't begin to describe how much purple flower color my plant has produced, until January 2012....our first cold spell. We dipped down to about 24 degrees, and the flowers have dropped. THIS PLANT IS A REAL WINNER. I tip pruned throughout the Spring and Summer to keep a nice shaped plant. I fertilized Spring for Summer growth. My plant was in FULL / PART SUN. The plant does require a bit of water to establish (remember I did grow in a black pot), a few prunings a year, but sincerely was an easy plant to grow. I can't wait for warm Spring weather to enjoy it all over again. If you see this plant available in the South, add it to your garden....protect on those cold snaps. I believe the plant to be hardy to a zone 9 / 10 and above. Below a zone 9, use it as non hardy perennial / bring into covered area / garage on cold nights. Iochroma grows fairly rapidly, so don't be afraid to prune to make a tighter / cleaner looking shrub. I truly love plants, and this is one I am happy to own!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Alex Pierce
    3 years ago
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