Exacum affine

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Basic information

Flower Name
Exacum affine
Formal Name
Exacum affine
Exacum affine, Persian violet, Exacum
Socotra Archipelago in Yemen
Non-Hardy for many years the grass


Exacum affine(scientific name: Exacum affine) is an endemic species of Socotra island in Yemen and is non-cold-resistant perennial of the family Gentianacea. Speaking of exzacum, it refers to Exacum affine. In Socotra Island, it grows naturally in the rocky place and is called "Socotra violet". Cultivation was done all over the world, and came to Japan around 1928. Leaves are small, hard and shiny. Blue purple corolla splits 4 to 6 at the tip and contrast with yellow anther is beautiful. It is well branched, and from early summer to autumn, small flowers are bloomed from the axil to the next one. Fragrance emanates at the time of flowering. Affine of species pedophilus means "approximate". There are also white flower varieties and double double flowers. Exacum affine 'White rococo' is a double flowering variety of double flowers.

Common name: Exacum , Scientific name: Exacum affine , aka: Pacifica violet , the place of origin: Yemen, environment: a rocky place, an ecotype: Perennial plant, height of a rice plant: 20-30cm, a leaf color: Strong green, leaf shape: Ovoid, a phyllotaxis: Anti-life, a leaf relationship: All relationships, flower diameter: 1-2 cm, a color of a flower: Bluish violet, blue, white, anther color : Yellow, The way of blooming of the flower: single or double, anthesis: From June to October.

Detailed information

E. affine
Flower language
Sweet nothings (Oct 20)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenPot flower
Blue, Violet, White
20 ~ 30 [cm]
1.5 ~ 2

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