Violet Churcu

Iochroma cyaneum

Resembling the beloved angel's trumpet, or brugmansia, violet churcu has trumpet-shape purple flowers that are a hummingbird favorite. Plants bloom year-round with large flushes of flowers in spring and fall. Plant this evergreen shrub or small tree in a mixed shrub border, or plant several violet churcus together to create a striking living screen. The plants grow well in subtropical areas with minimal frost. Plant in full sun or shade and moist, well-drained soil. Where temperatures regularly rise about 85 degrees F, grow violet churcu in shade to provide relief from the heat. For best bloom, water plants regularly.

Violet Churcu Overview

Genus Name Iochroma cyaneum
Common Name Violet Churcu
Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Light Part Sun, Shade, Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width null to 8 feet
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Season Features Fall Bloom, Reblooming, Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers
Zones 10, 9
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Good For Privacy
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