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Rojas Flower

Rojasianthe superba

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Rojas Flower (Rojasianthe superba) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Description:

This rarely cultivated species has incredible, white sunflower like blooms with a dramatic black center; tolerates moderate temperatures only, with constant moisture in well drained soil

Ornamental Features

Rojas Flower features showy fragrant nodding white daisy flowers with black eyes and a olive green ring at the ends of the branches in early spring. It has green foliage. The square leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rojas Flower is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rojas Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Rojas Flower will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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