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Arabian Gentian Exacum affine

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
EKS-uh-kum uh-FEE-nee
Description

A short-lived perennial native to Yemen, despite one of its common names "German Violet".  It is grown as an annual outside of tropical climates.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#container plant#purple flowers#tropical perennial#tender perennial#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#container plant#purple flowers#tropical perennial#tender perennial#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Exacum
    Species:
    affine
    Family:
    Gentianaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container