|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 S. Brazil
There can be few plants that bear flowers with anything like the Glory Bush’s deep inky purple/blue flowers. The rich green foliage is deeply veined and covered in small hairs, making an exotic backdrop for the blooms. The slender branches are best if given support, and will form a dense upright shrub with regular feeding in the summer.
It should be planted in loamy soil in a deep pot and may be stood in a sheltered position on a patio or in a courtyard for the summer in full sun or part shade, but requires a frost free greenhouse or conservatory for the winter.
Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 3m x 2.5m.