Botanical Name: Oxypetalum coeruleum
Native: Brazil and Uruguay
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10–11; often grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 28″ when grown as an annual. In areas where plants are perennial they become a vining shrub, growing to 10′ over time.
Variety Information: Aquamarine flowers approximately ½”–1″ wide which fade to purple as they age
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Fall for spring germination.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 21 – 28 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 2 to 3 seeds every 12″ – 24″
Thinning: When seedlings have 3 sets of leaves, thin to one every 12″ – 24″
Special Care: Light aids germination; press seed into soil surface.