Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld


Browallia and Streptosolen

species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Solanaceae

A group of mostly shrubs, perennials or annuals. Some short-lived perennials may be treated as annuals, particularly in cool climates.

Browallias (usually blue flowers) aren't much grown in Queensland. The related Streptosolen jamesonii is better known.

Streptosolen jamesonii

Synonym Browallia jamesonii. Also called marmalade bush or orange browallia. Flowers opening yellow and changing to orange in winter/spring.. Thin canes form a lax bush that could be trained onto a trellis or small arbor. 'Ginger Meggs' is a more compact variety.

Other Information Online

Streptosolen jamesonii,' Ginger Meggs' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW

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