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Commonly known as Glory bush
velvety-hairy, greyish green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, sometimes maturing to bright scarlet.
Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
Open, erect shrub with 4-angled, hairy stems. Produces satin-textured flowers to 10cm (4in) , or more, across
Heated greenhouse - warm temperate Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
Good to know - under glass will need restrictive pruning in late winter
Pests & Diseases
red spider mites, aphids, oedema
Place of origin
Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
Entire see photos above
Oblong see photos above
Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Fertile moist well-drained soil