Philippine Violet

Barleria cristata

philippine violet

Philippine violet is a root hardy perennial that forms an attractive upright shrub reaching about 3 feet tall. The dark green foliage is very attractive and virtually pest and disease free. But it’s in late summer to fall that the real show begins, as the upright plant stems load up with an abundance of blue flowers. A white blooming form is also available. Keep the soil moderately moist and mulch plants well to protect them over the winter. This plant is currently underutilized but sure to grow in popularity fast!