It is actually a heat-loving herbaceous perennial, but is usually treated as an annual, since even the slightest breath of frost will turn it to mush.
They have some of the most stunningly coloured foliage in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||1 to 8 feet.
Planting and care
Where the growing season is long, pinch the tips of the stems regularly to encourage branching and compact growth.
Perilepta dyerianus care
This plant should be grown in the garden in bright, indirect light, or in partial shade. The lower growing dwarf varieties (6-12 inch) will create a colorful border.
||Dappled or partial shade.
||Evenly moist soil but not soggy. Container plants also require more frequent watering than those grown in the garden.
||Good quality soil mix.
||Average temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
||Use any organic fertilizer
Perilepta dyerianus special feature
Spectacular plant with unique foliage with 6 ovate leaves variegated with iridescent shades of blue, purple and silver.
Perilepta dyerianus uses
- These plants are great for adding colour in the garden (or home), especially in those dark, drab-looking corners