|Description||Create an impressive display of flowers and foliage with this tropical looking plant. An abundance of large, violet-purple blooms that last four to five days appear nearly year-round. A showy foundation plant or accent specimen. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Water regularly; maintain semi-moist soil.|
|Blooms||Spring and fall; sporadically year-round.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This unique shrub bears flowers in white, lavender and purple hues simultaneously. It is a rare source of blue tones among tropical plants and is a reliable performer in all but the hottest climates. Grow as a foundation planting where it can be seen from indoors. Make it a central feature of a filtered shade garden. Use next to doorways or at gates to appreciate it up close. Grows rather well under the canopies of large conifers.|
|Companion Plants||Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Fern (Asplenium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bush Lily (Clivia); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Star Jasmine (Tracheospermum)|
|Care||Provide enriched, slightly acidic soil with mulch to conserve moisture. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.