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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Airy blue flowers form a stunning mass mid-border late in the season when many other flowers are fading. In southern climates, this plant self-sows with vigor.

    Latin Name

    Browallia americana


    Family

    Solanaceae


    Also Known As

    Amethyst Flower Bush Violet


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    August - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade
    Full Shade
    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    South America


    History

    It was introduced into cultivation in 1735, and was recommended by Philadelphia nurseyman Bernard McMahon in The American Gardener's Calendar (1806).


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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