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Iochroma Royal Queen™ Purple (Iochroma hybrid)

Iochroma Royal Queen™ Purple (Iochroma hybrid)

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Iochroma Royal Queen™ Purple (Iochroma hybrid)
Bold purple tubular flowers adorn the stems of this hummingbird-magnet plant. The deep purple bloom clusters are a sight to behold and it will flower steadily from early summer until frost. The plant has large, velvety leaves and usually reaches about 3’ tall. In the same family as brugmansias, Iochromas are sometimes called “Mini Angel Trumpets,” and they have similar cultural requirements: full sun, well-drained soil and frequent fertilization during the summer months to encourage continual blooming.
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
Bloom Season Fall, Summer
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 3'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 35
  1. AMAZING BLOOMER Review by staci
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    Inherited this plant (purple) from my mother who purchased it at Logee's. Planted it on a east facing wall as I am in sunny southern California. It has grown to over 9 feet tall and has been blooming its head off! Oh my do the hummer's LOVE IT, so do the praying mantis's and I even had to break up a fight between them on this plant! Blooms nearly year round for me, I've just recently pruned it back hard as it was growing into the space under my eaves. It gets regular irrigation, but not overwatered. Does shed some. (Posted on 7/19/2018)

  2. Absolutely fabulous plant for Kansas! Review by Cynthia
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    Like others have said, it was slow to get started the first of May. By July, I was amazed as my purple Iochroma was about 6 feet tall with many purple groupings of flowers! I didn't have any hummingbirds, but our area doesn't have hummingbirds for some reason. I just brought mine in last week before our first frost (Nov. 13th) and the plant was well over 7 ft. tall. After reading what others have said about this plant, there was a moderate drop of leaves and newly developed flowers that was a little bit depressing as I wanted more flowers. During the summer, my plant required much water and fertilizer that I bought at Logee's. After I fertilized the plants, there was a surge in flowers! I am definitely not an expert but learn by experience! I intend to buy more for next summer, but what to do with them over winter so my husband doesn't scream! (Posted on 11/20/2016)

  3. Amazing flower, non-stop blooming and humming bird magnet Review by Halya
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    The Iochroma Royal Queen Purple was very slow to produce in the first year, which is not unusual given the Michigan climate. I grew it in a hanging planter. In the second year, the flowers began to appear in profusion. It required abundant watering probably because of the tendency of potted hanging plants to dry out in the hot summer winds. With perseverance, I nurtured the plant and stored it indoors for the winter. This past summer it has gone on a rampage to the extent that it required heavy pruning. I plan to transfer it to a standing planter and let it grow as a tree. The humming birds frequent the Iochroma Royal Queen more than any other bloom. I have bought the red version of the Iochroma. It has not bloomed as yet but looks very healthy. In my experience, the Iochroma requires patient care initially but once started it is outstanding in beauty and blooms. (Posted on 9/7/2014)

  4. Has done well as an outdoor/indoor plant in Connecticut Review by Ken
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    I bought this plant and the Ashcott Red in the spring of 2013. The small plants put on size quickly when warm weather set in and had to be repotted twice. By the end of the summer both were over 4' tall and blooming strongly. I pruned slightly and brought them indoors before the first frost. A light frost won't kill them but would probably make them drop their leaves.

    Over the winter I watered sparingly. I don't have the space to try to keep them in full growth indoors. Like my Brugmansias they dropped most of their leaves with reduced winter watering. In the spring, after our last frost date of May 15, I pruned them back pretty hard and brought them outside. (As when bringing any plant outdoors don't expose them to direct sun right away or they'll sunburn.)

    They looked a bit forlorn because I had pruned them back to bare branches but after a couple of weeks new growth began in earnest.

    I grow them in full morning sun. They'd be happy with full sun all day but do fine with 1/2 day. As with most plants in this family they like water and fertilizer. Don't let the soil in their pot dry out and fertilize regularly with a balanced fertilizer. I had a long weekend away and when I returned they had dropped about 1/2 of their leaves from getting too dry. I watered thoroughly and pruned one of them lightly because it would have looked weird otherwise. They start blooming in late spring and don't stop until fall.

    They are in the Solanaceae family (tomato, eggplant, potato, datura, brugmansia) and like many of their cousins will be attacked by spider mites if they're around. Watch for signs and treat immediately. (Posted on 7/16/2014)

  5. Nice plant Review by Letty
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    Overall this plant flowers nicely has small sprays of flowers throughout the season even in the winter as long as it's got sun. (Posted on 7/13/2014)