Asystasia Gangetica Variegata, Variegated Chinese Violet, Ganges Primrose, Coromandel Flower, Creeping Foxglove
Partial / Bright direct light
Asystasia Gangetica Variegata
Variegated Chinese Violet
Asystasia Gangetica Variegata or Variegated Chinese Violet is a fast growing perennial plant that produces violate flowers with white throats in spike-like clusters and nicely complement the creamy white to soft buttery yellow and green variegated, rounded foliage. It is a fast-growing, spreading ground-cover that grows to 0.6m in height or, if supported, up to 1m or more.
Use this plant as a non-aggressive ground-cover in the garden or filler in containers. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. It is typically recommended to give the Variegated Ganges Primrose or Creeping Foxglove some shade in hot southern climates but it will tolerate full sun if provided with a consistently moist but well-drained soil. Also known as Trailing Foxglove and Chinese Violet, this easy to grow shrub-like perennial prefers a moderately fertile soil and is moderately salt tolerant.
Asystasia Gangetica is a species of plant in the family Acanthaceae. It is commonly known as the Chinese violet, coromandel or creeping foxglove. In South Africa this plant may simply be called asystasia.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.