Silver Leaf Princess Flower
This is a gloriously beautiful plant. It has a more common sister plant that also has lovely purple flowers. That sister is called urvilleana. Tibouchinas like an acid soil and the common Princess Flower often has burned and yellowed leaves because of our water. This Princess Flower doesn’t seem to be as fussy. Spectacular against a wall. Even without flowers the large silvery leaves are interesting and beautiful. Do not plant it where it will get excessive winter water. Amend the soil well with plenty of peat moss.
It gets quite tall so place it accordingly. You can prune this plant any time and any way you like. If you are smart you will do it after the summer bloom is finished. It is good to prune!
Plant your Tibouchina in a sunny to semi-sunny spot.
Feeding and Watering:
Regular watering but do not plant it where it will get excessive winter water. Use a fertilizer like Mir Acid or Soil Acidifier.
Large purple flowers, velvety leaves.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Srping/Summer. Call first for availability.
Container or ground?
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.