Puya Coerulea var Violacea. Bromeliad.
The Puya Coerulea var Violacea is an amazing plant and rarely available. Rosettes of narrow, tapering leaves are silvery-grey in colour with small teeth along their margins. In spring, when mature enough, narrow and tubular deep violet coloured flowers with prominent yellow stamens appear. These are held above the rosettes on a dramatic branching upright reddish coloured flower stalk. This very exotic plant will eventually form offsets and reach a height of around 1.5m. Definitely one for the collectors this unique plant is great for large containers, coastal gardens, exotic gardens and city gardens alike, it's striking silhouette making it a wonderful architectural addition.
Will need protection in severe winters.
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PUYA COERULEA var VIOLACEA
Latin Name: Puya Coerulea var Violacea
Common Name: Bromeliad, Chagualillo.
Native to: Chille.
Growth: Rare. Evergreen. Slow growing. Compact rosette of long narrow silver-grey tapering leaves. Sparsely toothed along leaf margins. Striking tall upright reddish-coral coloured flower stalks with tubular deep violet flowers with yellow stamens.
Sun: Sun/partial shade.
Soil: Fertile.Sharply drained.
Moisture: Keep dryish in winter.
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