Goldfussia - Strobilanthes anisophyllus

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A hardy, evergreen small shrub with glossy, dark green to blackish metallic purple leaves that intensify colour in cooler weather. Mauve (light purple/blue) flowers appear in spring-autumn. Great as a border plant and the striking colours suit most garden


Common Name: Goldfussia Botanical Name: Strobilanthes anisophyllus Plant size: 10 - 12cm Pot size: 50mm Max growth: Grows to about 1m high and .5m wide Maintenance: For best purple foliage colour grow in full sun, and pinch prune regularly or prune once after flowering to promote bushiness. In very cold areas it will loose some foliage but simply prune at the end of cold weather to encourage aggressive new bushy grow Planting: It prefers a well-drained soil enriched with organic material


Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical

Garden Style

  • Cottage Garden
  • Tropical Garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Hedging

  • Border Hedge
  • Low Hedge

Plant Spacing

  • 30 - 50cm

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Small Shrubs

Position

  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade

Uses

  • Container Plants
  • Mass planting
  • Retaining walls


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