Shrub medium; shrub large
1.5 x 1.7 m
purple; mauve; October to April; summer; autumn
sun; semi-shade; damp soils; container; shrubbery; damp shade; clay soils; fast-growing easy-care; wildlife insects butterflies insectivorous birds; hedge
East Africa, Mozambique; cultivated in South Africa
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A beautiful, showy shrub with fairly large mauve trumpet –shaped flowers that stand out against the mid-green leaves. It forms a rather loose-limbed yet neat shrub that does best with a little pruning to keep in shape. It will thrive in both sunny and semi-shade areas. A fast-growing shrub that will reward you with colour in its first year. Purple Bells thrives where water is abundant but, once established, is fairly tolerant of dry conditions. An excellent container plant.