Gynura aurantiaca ‘Purple Passion’ is the botanical name for this eye catching trailer. It is sometimes confused with the upright Gynura aurantica. It also goes by the synonym Gynura sarmentosa hort. The lance shaped leaves are purple and densely covered with hairs which give it a velvety texture. A common name for it is “Purple Velvet Vine”. It has a trailing growth habit and makes a lovely hanging basket. This vine is fast growing, and easy to grow. The flowers are orange.
Part shade, temp. 45 to 95 degrees, 6-8inches tall, trails 3-5ft., slightly dry between watering, easy grower, blooms in summer
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