Browallia Garden Guide
Browallia Stats at a Glance
Botanical Name: Browallia speciosa
Common Name(s): Amethyst flower, bush violet, sapphire flower, lovely browallia
Height: 12-15 inches
Soil Conditions: Rich, well-drained soil
Sun: Partial shade, full shade
Soil pH Conditions: 5.5-6.2
Starting Browallia from Seed
To start indoors, fill individual peat pots with a fertile commercial soil starter and moisten. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil, as they need light to germinate. Place in a room with a constant temperature of 70-75°F. Cover with clear plastic wrap to maintain the soil moisture and temperature. Keep the soil moist. When seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move to a sunny location.
Start seeds indoors seven-ten weeks prior to last frost.
When to Plant Browallia
In order to acclimate browallia germinated from seed to the outdoors, harden off by placing outdoors in a shaded area for a few hours a day initially. Gradually increase the length of time they remain outdoors over the next week.
Where to Plant Browallia
Browallia Plant Spacing
Browallia Care and Maintenance
Fertilize browallia if a soil sample detects a suboptimal pH. Do not over fertilize, as this will cause leaf growth at the expense of the flowers.