Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii/Taffeta Plant

Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii / Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii
Striking foliage
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Striking foliage

Coppery-colored foliage

Close-up view of large, colorful leaves

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Scientific Name: Hoffmannia ghiesbreghtii
Common Name: Taffeta Plant
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: There are many species of Hoffmannia, mostly herbs which are normally grown as indoor plants or in parts of the country not subject to freezing temperatures. This one produces dark velvety,satiny, or taffeta fabric-like foliage, velvety green above and purple-red below. Flowers are star shaped. Provide a moist, fertile soil. Keep soil moderately dry during the winter months.