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Brazilian Snapdragon Achetaria azurea

Previously known as:

  • Otacanthus azureus
Description

A small compact shrub with evergreen leaves that smell like mint.  Its flowers resemble snapdragons (hence the common name).  It blooms almost all year and it has great cut flowers for arrangments.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#blue#compact#fragrant leaves#aromatic#blue flowers#cut flowers#year-round interest#mint#long bloom time#evergreen shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#blue#compact#fragrant leaves#aromatic#blue flowers#cut flowers#year-round interest#mint#long bloom time#evergreen shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achetaria
    Species:
    azurea
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves smell like mint.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems have a variety of colors including brown, green, and a tint of red.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden