7.5" mauve-purple, spider blooms have a dark purple eye around a yellow star center and green throat. Semi-evergreen. Mid. AHS Honorable mention.
Adaptable low maintenance plants, they are very resistant to drought and heat but can also tolerate wetter conditions, coastal sites, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Pull off dead or yellow leaves and remove spent bloom stalks to keep plants tidy and to encourage additional flowers from rebloomers. Remove all dead foliage in late fall. Divide every 3 years to maintain vigor.