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Exacum affine
Exacum affine

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Ample WaterRegular Water
Ample, Moderate

Exacum affine

Persian Violet
Gentianaceae
Annuals, Perennials, Flowers

Small, rounded plant (9–12 in. high and wide) with egg-shaped, inch-long leaves and blue, sweet-scented, star-shaped flowers centered with tufts of bright yellow stamens. (A white variety is also available.) Needs rich soil, high humidity, some shade or bright indirect light. Deadhead to prolong bloom. Good plant for house or cool greenhouse. Suitable in beds or containers as outdoor annual.

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