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' 0"–20' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 9.
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia (T-0281)
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm