Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Can be pruned to shape in late winter if desired.
- Light Needs: Partial to full sun
- Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
This evergreen shrub produces a non-stop show of large, royal purple flowers, summer to fall, or nearly year-round in exceptionally warm climates. Dainty deep green ribbed foliage and compact, well-branched habit make it a perfect container plant. Easily trained as a small accent tree. Plant in mass for a stunning effect.