|Common Name: Iochroma|
Cultivar or Variety: Royal Queen Purple
Characteristics of Plant
|The name Royal Queen Purple fits this plant so well. This majestic looking plant has dark purple tubular flowers that hang in clusters off the end of the stems. These flowers will bloom from last spring/early summer all the way until frost.|
The leaves to touch are of a velvety texture and with proper care the plant can reach a height of 3 feet and almost as wide.
Iochroma is in the same family as Brugsmania and Datura and should be treated as an annual in cool Northern conditions, or shelter provided for the winter in heated indoors.
Because of the hanging tubular flowers this plant has been given by some the nickname mini angel trumpet.
Full sun, well drained soil and regular feedings during the bloom season will keep your plant continuously producing flowers, which are a major attractant for the hummingbirds.
Zone Hardiness up to
When to Sow Seed
Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil
Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Days to Germination
2 - 4 feet
Attractive to Wildlife