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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia/Purple Wings

Dalechampia dioscoreifolia / Dalechampia dioscoreifolia
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Scientific Name: Dalechampia dioscoreifolia
Common Name: Purple Wings
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Blooms nearly year round, with peak of flowering in summer and fall. The open (bracts) flowers resemble a bow tie. This is a poisonous plant.