(Award of Garden Merit)
Originating from S. America
An upright deciduous shrub red young stems and leaf stalks and bronze, tinted dark green leaves. It is incredibly floriferous, producing an abundance of exotic-looking, single, tubular dark red and purple flowers, from July until the frosts. In mild winters it may flower continuously (though less prolifically in winter) throughout the year. Few other shrubs offer such an amazing and lengthy flowering display. An excellent hedge for coastal areas.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in part shade.