• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - prefers constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 18 - 20 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Magenta pink flowers, summer through early fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:low-BEE-lee-a spee-see-OH-sa
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Reaches 18 - 20 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Magenta pink flowers, summer through early fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable to most soil types, but performs best in rich, moist soils. Provide shelter from hot afternoon sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.
    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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly - prefers constantly moist soil.