Fabiana imbricata f. violacea
(Violet False Heath)

Family - Solanaceae
Category - Shrub
Origin - Chile
Year of Introduction - 1854
Season of Interest - Summer
Hardiness - H4
Height - up to 2m
Width - up to 2m
Location - The Cool Garden

Description: A medium-sized Evergreen Shrub with a bushy, upright habit. Small, mid-green leaves are needle-shaped and scale-like and densely held on the stems. Small tubular flowers are pale lilac and point upwards. The Blooms are held singly along the branches and are produced in abundance from early to mid-summer. Attractive to pollinating insects.

Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Small, tubular flowers are a shade of pale lilac. The blooms are held singly along the branches and are produced in June and July.

Flower colour: Purple

Flower shape: Tubular

Flowering time: June, July


Small, needle-like leaves are densely held on the branches and are a shade of mid to dark green. The leaves have a scale-like appearance and are resistant to slug damage.

Foliage Senescence: Evergreen

Foliage Shape: Needle


Cuttings, seed.


Best in a sheltered position in full sun in moisture-retentive soil that is well-drained.