• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Profusion of Lovely Blooms
    Blooms:
    Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.
  • 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 growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Waterwise, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Throughout the year; heaviest in spring.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    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 well-drained soil, with full sun and shelter from strong winds; adaptable to most soil types. Keep roots cool with mulch. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune back after spring bloom flush to promote dense growth.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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