Purple Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca 'Purple Passion')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
Plant Spread: 9 ft.
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: velvety purple hairy stems and leaves
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Summer
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 23, 2011 2:39 PM

The flowers of Gynura aurantiaca are often reported to be malodorous. However, I have not found that to be the case with the plants I've had. The flowers can always be removed if the smell is a problem

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