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PURPLE PASSION - Gynura Sarmentosa

alt Purple Passion is an easy to grow ornamental plant with distinctive purple, velvet-like stems and leaves. This plant produces small flowers in the spring and these should be removed at the bud stage as the aroma from them is offensive.

LIGHT: The color of the velvety purple stems and leaves intensify in color when grown in full sun.

WATER: Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering thoroughly. Do not let plant set in water. Feed monthly during the summer.

To keep plant bushy and full and in full growth, remove the foul-smelling flowers and pinch off the growing tips.

These are often available in 3" pots and sometimes in 6" or 8" hanging baskets. At certain times of the year, they are also grown in purple 5" pots.