|Vegeta can be grown as a vine with support and training or as a small, mounding shrub. It has an irregular growth habit sending out large branches, with side branches developing later. Leaf form is evergreen, opposite and less than 1 inch long, and tend to be dark green with pronounced silvery veins. This cultivar's spring growth is an attractive chartruese color. The flowers are not showy, are greenish-white appearing in early summer. The fruits can be quite showy, borne in fall, they are pinkish red capsules that dehisce to expose the bright orange seeds. This plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, and high moisture, except swampy, full sun to full shade and pH tolerant. Native to China, introduced in 1907.