Green, white, and purple foliage, and small purple flowers, make this compact flowering shrub an attractive feature plant and a complementary backdrop to seasonal flowers. Neat enough for a low hedge with year-round interest.
DESCRIPTION: Commonly known as bush violet, 'Purple Gem' is a decorative foliage plant with white and purple leaves, and small purple flowers appearing during the warmer months of the year. USE IN: Accent planting within tropical settings or to brighten a dark corner of the garden. LOCATION: Plant in full sun/part shade position in the garden. Tolerates drought but thrives in well watered conditions and tropical climates. CARE: Water regularly during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established. Light tip pruning when the plant is young will help promote a dense growth habit. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1 m H x .6 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height with a pot size of 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.