This South American native is a fantastic point of interest to plant in a pot or the ground in climates with mild winter conditions. Thick velvety green leaves with stems of orange provide an alluring backdrop for the lovely lilac-colored blooms. Flowers from summer to fall are appreciated by bees and butterflies. The red new growth and buds provide color before the blooms. Quickly reaching heights of 4-5 ft tall. Sun to part shade. Protect from heavy frosts.
4-8 ft T x 2-3 ft W
Minimum temp: 40° F