Seemannia purpurascens hails from South America, primarily from southern Peru to Bolivia. It is an upright grower which, in this form, has nice purple foliage tones which really compliments the flower colors!
It produces eye-catching species that makes a showy garden addition in shady, moist places in Zone 8-10. In colder climates, it can be grown potted and treated as one would Achimenes - meaning its little rhizomes can be dug and stored inside during winter. It can also be treated as an outdoor tender perennial (see photos as a bedding plant growing beside Begonia hemsleyana) - meaning one can plant the rhizomes in spring after things have warmed up, enjoy the plants over summer and then dig and save the rhizomes after the first frost knocks them back.
1 mature rhizome per 2 1/2" pot.
|Cool - Int - Warm||Medium|
|10-25", Upright clumping||50-70%|