A short perennial to about 4-6ft. Branches, leaves, and stems are tinted purple. The huge flowers can grow to 12". The plant flowers quickly from seed and can bloom in just a few months from planting.
The large flowers are followed by circular, warty fruits that dry and pop open to expel seeds. All parts of this plant are extremely toxic and should not be ingested in any form. Ingestion of a single leaf can have severe side effects.
Hardy to 20F. Easy to grow as an annual in cold climates, just start seeds early and plant out when the temperature warms. Seeds can be saved for the following season.
Grows best in filtered sun, but will also grow in full sun. Water fairly regularly. Grow in well-drained soil. Plants are very suitable for container culture.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade Foliage: Grown for foliage, Smooth Foliage Color: Blue-Green Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)