Odontonema callistachyum
“Purple Firespike”

Odontonema callistachyum Purple Firespike

A BIG, long-blooming tropical BANG for your buck! Reaching up to 8’ tall and 6’ wide, this tropical shrub boasts HUGE, 8” long evergreen leaves and 1’ long flower spikes studded with pinky-purple, tubular blooms Winter thru Spring! Tolerant of clay soil, wet feet, and even drought – this supremely rewarding shrub is especially useful in shady spots where nothing else thrives. Susceptible to frost damage – a good freeze may even kill it to the ground, but it will re-emerge in Spring. Cut back in Summer to promote a bushier form. Hummers!

Plant Unicorn

Avg. Water/Moist

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 9-11