Monochaetum volcanicum

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Melastomataceae (The Melastoma Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Rose pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 25-30 degrees F.
Tibouchina relative is similar to the princess flower, but smaller in scale. Dark evergreen leaves are lightly furred and evergreen; vivid purplish pink flowers appear from spring to fall. Protect from hard frost.