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botanical name:
Amicia zygomeris
Amicia zygomeris © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple & green
stem/bark: red & green
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Erect, woody-based perennial with distinctive pinnate leaves composed of two pairs of inversely heart-shaped leaflets on reddish stalks. Curious rounded flowers of yellow-green suffused with purple, about 3cm across and held close to the stems, produced from early autumn.

Well drained, fertile soil in full sun and a warm position. May be damaged by hard frosts but will usually regenerate from the base if cut back. In very cold areas, best grown in containers which can be moved into a cool greenhouse in winter.

By seed or basal cuttings in late spring.

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