at Digging Dog
An extraordinary evergreen Euphorbia relative, this
quick-to-establish Costa Rican vine generates alternate
5 in. long rough-finished heart-like leaves, which
render a pleasant, yet rather unassuming light green
backdrop. Twin 2 to 3 in. long broad serrated bracts
with iridescent fuchsia purple shades and pronounced
veins evoke an enormous butterfly, while encompassing
small button-shaped lime-yellow flowers. Well-suited
for container culture, Purple Wings asserts drama
queen chic as magnificent Poinsettia-style blooms unfurl
nearly year round; cool sun, moderate moisture,
well-drained soil and protection from temperatures below
25° ensure its success. Large Band.
Blooms June – October.
Size: 15'–20' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 9.
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia (T-0281)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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