The best plant it is hardy, flowers tremendously, easy care.
Concord Blue Streptocarpella Streptocarpus saxorum
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Part Shade to Shade
- Mature Size
- 8 - 12 Inches
Airy, dainty blue flowers bloom all season
Use in hanging baskets, patio containers and beds
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
- Arlene PanczakLancasterNew YorkUnited States3 years ago
Streptocarpella is the perfect hanging plant for a shady front porch. I hang up three pots of these every year, and I always wonder why it's not more widely available--the supermarket garden centres and little neighbourhood garden stores never seem to carry it.
Streptocarpella has pretty little purple flowers on stems so delicate that they quiver in the slightest breeze--which looks so nice. As well as the pretty flowers, it has cute fuzzy leaves. It grows steadily and dependably, getting puffier and more filled-out, so it provides a bit of privacy on my front porch. And it is so long-lasting--I keep mine hanging on the porch for months and they look good until the frost sets in. (I hear that it will over-winter indoors, but I never do that.) And it's easy-care: unlike many plants in pots that must be watered daily or they shrivel up, streptocarpella is quite forgiving of a watering lapse, and can go a day or two without watering. And I don't dead head it ever.
The only downside I've found with streptocarpella is that some of those pretty little purple flowers fall off the plant from time to time, so the porch floor can become a wee bit sprinkled with the flowers. However, since the fallen flowers actually look kind of nice on the porch floor, and they quickly wither away to nothing, I never sweep them up.Helena AaltoTorontoOntarioCanada4 years ago
I loved this plant I had 2 hanging pots had it for the first time last year but have not been able to find it yet this year still looking i love it.......Dorothy AlversonAlabamaUnited States5 years ago
Love this little violet in a woodland setting. I plant some each year.DeborahAlbertaCanada5 years ago
I love this plant, It blooms profusely & has such dainty flowers. . I have not been able to keep it over the winter inside tho.Nancy Jo HankeNebraskaUnited States5 years ago
I love..love..love this plant! How do I keep it over the winter?JoyceNew YorkUnited States5 years ago
- BonnieFloridaUnited States5 years ago
beautiful plant..dont get the leaves wet, or leave in the sun..loves it under the eaves on the north side of the house. I get one of these every year! blooms all summer, and brightens the shaded corners.mMichiganUnited States5 years ago
I bought this plant last year. First time. Everyone who came over loved it. So easy to grow and no care, just water.If I knew more about it I would of took it in for the winter, but I didn't. Now I can't find it this year.DebbieIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
Love this plant - hard to find at local garden centers. Just blooms all summer. The color is amazing and the combination of leaves with fine long stems extending from the main plant make the flowers look delicate and airborne. Love It!Erika HIllinoisUnited States5 years ago