Cape primrose


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Cape primrose

n.
Any of various chiefly African plants of the genus Streptocarpus, widely cultivated as houseplants for their attractive foliage and clusters of showy colorful flowers. Also called streptocarpus.

Cape primrose

n
(Plants) See streptocarpus
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Noun1.Cape primrose - any of various African plants of the genus Streptocarpus widely cultivated especially as houseplants for their showy blue or purple flowers
genus Streptocarpus - large genus of usually stemless African or Asian herbs: Cape primrose
streptocarpus - any of various plants of the genus Streptocarpus having leaves in a basal rosette and flowers like primroses
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Streptocarpus is an ugly name for a beautiful house plant and the common name cape primrose is much more appealing.
PLUMBAGO or Cape Primrose produces beautiful pale blue flowers throughout the summer.
3 CAPE PRIMROSE or Streptocarpus is a real delight with its prettily marked and veined flowers.
The Cape primrose, or streptocarpus, is among the fastest-improving house and conservatory plants, with new, longer-flowering varieties in a wider range of colours being introduced every year.
The superb new flower, called Crystal Ice, is a Cape primrose or streptocarpus.