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Oxypetalum caeruleum = Tweedia caerulea

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Description

For those who love blue flowers, Tweedia is a relatively new introduction related to our milkweeds. It perennializes in the warmer Piedmont and coastal plain, but can be grown as an annual in cooler areas. Good as a cut flower. Pinch back when young to encourage branching.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oxypetalum
    Species:
    caeruleum
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern Brazil, Uruguay
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • 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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No