How to Care for a Streptocarpus Concord Blue


According to the website of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the ‘Concord Blue’ cape primrose, often known as fake African violet, originates from South Africa. The scientific name for this flower is Steptocarpus saxorum ‘Concord Blue.’ During the course of the growing season, these herbaceous plants produce blooms with a purplish-blue hue. The flowers stand out against the dark green, meaty leaves. According to the website of Proven Winners, ‘Concord Blue’ cape primroses (Streptocarpella ‘Concord Blue) thrive as perennials in the United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9a through 11b, although they may grow in pots in any zone. These plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in nutrients and need full to moderate shade.