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The Nierembergia Purple Robe (Dwarf Cupflower), 'Nierembergia hippomanica', is a wonderful plant either as a perennial in Zones 7 or warmer, or as an annual everywhere else. The Purple Robe is smothered with hundreds of dainty saucer-shaped flowers during the summer. The flowers are a very deep blue/violet and are saucer shaped with a 1 inch radius. This Nierembergia blooms late spring to early fall. The Purple Robe is very easy to grow.Place the Purple Robe in sun to light shade. In very hot summer locations, light shade is preferred. These plants like light, moist, well drained soils. Shear into mound shape for continuous bloom. Plant in early spring, 2 to 4 weeks before last average frost date. or in early fall if grown as a perennial. Purple Robes are used as an edging plant, in rock gardens, or in containers/window boxes.
Scientific Name : Nierembergia hippomanica

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