• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-ee-OJ-e-nee hew-GEL-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:15 - 17, 20 - 27
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThis showy evergreen shrub blooms intermittently throughout the year in warmer areas. Use as an annual in colder regions. Its quick growth is sure to provide a summer of blooms. Use in a sunny border or in a planting strip near a hot street.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a site with well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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