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Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes'

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Tremandraceae
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Magenta
Bloomtime: Winter
Synonyms: [T. sp. 98.363]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes' - Evergreen sub-shrub with upright stems to about 1 tall and wide with vibrant vilolet colored flowers in profusion in late winter. Plant in semi-shaded or morning sun location (takes coastal sun) with good drainage. Moderately drought tolerant but appreciates some water during extended dry periods. Hardy to the low 20's F. Tetratheca is listed by some in the family Tremandraceae but others synonomize this family with the Elaeocarpaceae. The name Tetratheca comes from the Greek words 'tetra' meaning "four' and 'theke' meaning an "envelope", "sack" or "box" in reference to the 4-lobed anthers. This plant is part of the University of California Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction Program for release in 2012.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes'.
 
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