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Purple Passion, Velvet Plant
Gynura aurantiaca

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Velvety-purple hairs on a green, ovate leaves with dentate margins; upright in youth and then trails;yellow-orange flowers which are odoriferous.

Plant Form or Habit: cascading

Plant Use: specimen hanging basket

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: orange-yellow

Blooming Period:

Height: runners

Width: diameter of the basket

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Needs over 500 foot candles to retain its color; allow the media to dry slightly between waterings.


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