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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
Evergreen
Other: velvety purple hairy stems and leaves
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Flower Color: Orange
Yellow
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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Common names
  • Purple Velvet Plant
  • Purple Passion Vine
  • Trailing Purple Passion Plant

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Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2018-12-29
The little orange flowers contrast so nicely with the purple velv
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-04-26

Date: 2014-03-07
Location: Kitchen Window
Date: April 20, 2018
Purple Vine Angel Plant Growth
Location: Lowe's
Date: 2015-01-28
The purple color of this plant is eye-popping.
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-06-06
Location: 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: 2018-03-06
I haven't seen this plant in decades, but it was tucked in all ov
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: 2/26/17
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-21

Date: 2012-10-19

Date: 2012-10-19

Date: 2013-01-26

Date: 2014-03-07

Date: 2014-03-07

Date: 2012-10-31
Flowers take a surprisingly long time to appear after this stage
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-06-06
Location: Home
Date: 2010-12-11
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-18
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-06-17

Date: 2012-01-29 
Purple Passion Plant in Dish Garden
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 23, 2011 2:39 PM concerning plant:
    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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