Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Lore||The purple coloring of these leaves are due to chemicals known as anthocyanins, which are the same ones that give beets and eggplants a similar color.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||A stunning plant for frost free gardens used as a groundcover. Can fill beds on sheltered locations or be mixed into tropical plantings to add purple foliage color. Great choice for hanging baskets or dangling off the edges of pots. Nestles well into boulders and particularly attractive trailing around rock waterfalls. Color makes a stunning addition to minimal modern gardens.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
Provide enriched, well-drained soils. Best foliage color in full sun; protect from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hotter summer regions. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates moderate drought in cooler climates; benefits from continued regular water in warmer regions.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11