|Description||A beautiful, tropical look from an evergreen shrub with huge, exotic, deep-purple flowers that will bloom throughout summer. Its upright, open-branched habit is useful as a hedge, screen or accent. A lovely patio or poolside accent.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Early spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||This exotic purple-flowering shrub appears to be right out of equatorial jungles. Fast growing in frost-free zones, it reaches shrub-like proportions and may be planted as a single specimen or focal point. Excellent in protected side yards, where it can grow tall enough to screen neighboring views. Best in tropical gardens or as a background plant in cottage perennial landscapes. Prefers sheltered locations in courtyards, walled or fenced entry gardens, or planters in the niches of architecture. Particularly lovely when planted against light-colored stucco walls for contrast.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Protect from intense heat and harsh sun exposures in very hot summer regions; keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
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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.
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.