Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Partial shade, shade
In relative feet, width by height
|2-4' × 2-4'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Lance head shaped, waxy leaves
|Reddish brown, one seed per capsule
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|One of the best blooming plants for shady areas in the southern portion of Arizona. The abundant show of white flowers, and the purple color of the leaves create a beautiful understory when planted with foothills palo verde (Parkinsonia microphylla), mesquite (Prosopis velutina), or catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii). In habitat this plant likes densely vegetated wash edges, and is best planted in well draining soils. With enough water stems can become almost vine-like reaching into the lower branches of trees.