Rich, deep purple bracts are displayed against handsome deep green foliage. Compact, upright and spreading form. Wonderful for planter boxes, fence or arbor. Use as annual color in cold climate areas. Full sun. Groundcover 18 in. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide; to 15 ft. tall if supported. Cutting grown.
Container, Erosion Control, Seacoast Exposure. Design Ideas
Use this vine as a blooming groundcover or on a trellis. It can be grown in a container with support or allowed to drape over the side for an exotic look. Plant on banks and slopes for an avalanche of color or allow to drape over the edge of retaining walls.
Contrast the exquisite purple blooms with Variegated Calamondin Orange (Citrus reticulata 'Calamondin Variegata'), with its creamy yellow, variegated foliage and striped fruit. Also looks beautiful near the showy StarburstTM Double Gold Evergreen Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid 'Monold') or Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia regina).
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. USE CAUTION IN REMOVING PLANT FROM CONTAINER SO THAT ROOTS ARE NOT DAMAGED. Prefers acidic soil wit