Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion'
Purple Passion Vine

Asteraceae

Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion'

Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion' is a perennial vine with velvety-purple-hairy stems and leaves. They will reach up to 9 feet in containers.

Blooming Time: Summer: The orange flowers are 1 inch across and have an unpleasant odor.

Culture: Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion' need full sun to partial shade with a rich well-drained soil. The more sun they receive the richer the color. We use a soil mix consisting of 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand or perlite. The soil should be kept moist at all times. Fertilize weekly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label. During the winter months, we cut our plant back to within 4 nodes from the pot. This helps to keep the plant growing vigorously and helps to keep the color richer. Old growth tends to lose its color.

Propagation: Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion' is easily propagated from cuttings at any time of the year.

Gynura aurantiaca Cv. 'Purple Passion' was featured as Plant of the Week June 15-21, 2001.

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