|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Paraguay and Argentina
Splendid exotic, evergreen shrub for a conservatory, or patio during the summer months. It may be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or a single-stemmed standard and produces lax, arching branches bearing deep green leaves and a profusion of violet-blue flowers with yellow centres from mid-summer to late autumn.
Pruning results in a dense, bushy crown. A well-grown plant produces an extraordinary amount of flowers in the warmer summer months and is a magnificent sight.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil/compost in full light and protect from frost.
Mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 2m x 2m