How To Grow Sapphire Flower Plant In Garden





Sapphire Flower Plant is an annual plant often grown in the home interior. Sapphire flower plant is also known as Browallia speciosa, the plant produces brilliant blue, white or purple flowers and it thrives in shady to partially shady locations. Sapphire flower plant produces a small bush that is attractive to hummingbirds. Sapphire flower plant is a lovely addition to the annual flower garden, container or as a houseplant.   
Information about the plant
This plant actually blooms from spring until the end of summer. Sapphire flower plant is a member of the nightshade family, just as tomato, eggplant, and potato. The flowers of the plant are similar in each member of the family, star shaped and in blue to white tones. Another name for sapphire flower is amethyst flower. Actually the jewel tones of the blooms seem to give rise to such descriptive names. Sapphire flower plant is a clumping plant that prefers moist soil but can tolerate dry conditions. If you are growing sapphire flower in semi-shade conditions, the plant requires protection from direct sun so the foliage doesn’t burn. Sapphire flower plant is a mounding or clumping plant with bright green leaves. The plant grows only 1 to 2 feet high and less than a foot wide in most situations. There are several varieties of Sapphire flower plant to choose from.
Sapphire flower planting  
The Sapphire flower plant can be started by seed indoors eight to ten weeks before the last frost. You can sow in a flat of seed starter mix with just a dusting of soil on top. Make sure you keep the plant lightly moist and place the flat in a well-lit location. The seeds will emerge in seven to ten days and they may be planted outside after they have established thick roots and 2 sets of true leaves. By peradventure if you have trouble finding a blooming plant for dark shady areas, you are in luck. Sapphire flower plant thrives where light is limited and it will still produce its bright starry blooms. Try and grow the sapphire flower where soil is moist. Sapphire flower plant needs diffused light to prevent it from burning. In cooler climates, Sapphire flower planting should be in containers, where you can easily move them indoors as soon as the temperature gets cooler. Make sure you use a good quality potting mix with some peat moss mixed in to help conserve moisture. Give the Sapphire flower plant plenty of supplemental water. The plant is not tolerant of drought conditions. When planting Sapphire flower plant outside, leave at least a foot spread between plants.     
Care of Sapphire flower plant
The Sapphire flower plant is not terribly fussy as long as it gets some protection from the bright midday sun. Try as much as possible to always watch for the usual pests and treat them with horticultural soap as necessary. Sapphire flower plant is attractive to hummingbirds and some pollinators, make sure you avoid poisonous pesticides. You can provide a collar when the plants are outdoor to protect them from cutworms and slugs. You can use a toilet paper roll, it really works well and it can be discarded or composted when the plant no longer needs protection. Make sure you also pinch the terminal growth on the plant to keep it bushy.

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