• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tropical
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBush Daisy (Euryops); False Heather (Cuphea); Lantana (Lantana); Verbena (Verbena); Canna (Canna)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, light, sandy soils, away from harsh winds. Add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Water regularly to keep soil moist but not soggy. Prune old or damaged leaves as needed. In cooler climates, enjoy in a large container; move indoors before threat of frost.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.