Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Browallia

Specie: B. speciosa


English Name:


Common Name:

Amethyst Flower or Bush Violet

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Solanaceae

Name in English: Nightshade or Potato Family

The Plant

Origin: South America

Growth Habit: Herbaceous. perennial, shrubby - weed based; round/compact

Flower: tubular, 5 lobed purple-blue with white centres. bloom singularly or in small clusters.

Blooming Period: June- September

Leaf: ovate, pale green (-3 inches) Simple, entire, opposite


Annual Flowering plant, hanging baskets, gardens, houseplant- perennial in warmer climates

Care and Handling

Soil: good rich potting soil

Amount of water: medium - do not allow soil to dry

Nutrition: standard liquid fertilizer

Special handling: shade to part shade

Special feature/remarks:

Genus honours botanist (Swedish) Johan Browall