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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia
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Purple Wings

Dalechampia

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia full sun  partial shade

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' 0"–20' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 9.

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia (T-0281)
Each $11.00
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