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Products > Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes'
 
Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Tetratheca 'Amethyst Eyes'.
 
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