AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
A magnificent forest plant that usually forms a roundish shrub, that scrambles into surrounding vegetation. It has glossy deep green foliage. It bears masses of attractive blue-mauve to purple, 5-lipped flowers.
This shrub tolerates very shady conditions so will fill a space under trees where most other plants cannot survive. It sends out runners that often root when they touch the ground, making it a useful plant to cover a large area.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts insect pollinators which in turn attract insect-feeding birds.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Forest margins and forest understorey.
Prune lightly if necessary.
A wonderful plant to add to a shady forest area of the garden.
Can be planted in large pot on a shady patio.
The foliage is glossy, dark green with a smooth margin.
The green club-shaped fruit ripens to brown and splits into two valves to explosively eject the seed.
Propagate from cuttings.