Jovellana violacea

The most common species of Jovellana in gardens.
Common name : Jovellana violacea
Scientific name : Jovellana violacea
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Annual
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
J. violacea is an upright, suckering, sub-shrub with oval, lobed leaves on dark red stems and nodding, bell-shaped pale purple flowers appearing in summer.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 45 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Sow my jovellana violacea

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my jovellana violacea

Water regulary in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my jovellana violacea

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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