Purple Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green, covered in soft, reddish-purple hairs.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Plants usually will not flower when grown in lower light situations.
Flower Color: Other: yellowish-orange to reddish-orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Jun 1, 2017 12:06 PM

The flowers to me smell musty or mildewy. Not pleasant! The plants are quite beautiful though.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I need to ID this plant for a project by Idontknowwhatimdoing Dec 8, 2018 2:44 PM 13
What type of plant is this? by Mpadilla84 Jul 21, 2018 6:07 PM 25
Looking for a plant I had years ago - I don't know the name by Diane324 Apr 6, 2018 5:51 PM 4
favorite fuzzy foliage by purpleinopp Jul 18, 2018 11:43 PM 25
Gynura 'Purple Passion' -cultivar or nickname? by purpleinopp Feb 4, 2018 12:28 AM 9
What type of plant is this? by Trilla46 Jan 31, 2018 5:43 PM 8
What is the plants ? urgent by FearLessGreen Nov 10, 2017 9:04 AM 7
Doppleganger plants, alternatives for the same style by purpleinopp Oct 31, 2017 4:09 PM 8
Please identify these plants. by snowfalcon Aug 17, 2017 9:55 AM 2
What is this houseplant? by bxncbx Jun 1, 2017 12:07 PM 2

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