• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Large, Colorful Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer and Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:tib-OO-kee-nuh lep-PID-oh-tuh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer and Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Can be pruned to shape in late winter if desired.
    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.