Height: 6″ to 8″
Width: 12″ to 18″
Bloom time: Spring to fall
Flower color: Periwinkle blue
Streptocarpella is one of my absolute favorite blue flowering plants for full shade.
It has nodding little bell shaped blooms that are delicate and mystical.
They are held above dark green violet-like foliage by short stems.
Streptocarpella grows 6-10″ and because it spills over the edges of pots, it is perfect for hanging baskets.
Each 12″ basket needs 3-4 plants to make a nice bushy showing.
I like to repeat the Streptocarpella baskets in the fence holes (yes, that’s one of them peeping out from under the climbing hydrangea).
The leaves will burn in the direct afternoon sun, but they do well in shade and part-shade.
They do not need deadheading and are easy to propagate from cuttings rooted in water.