|Fast growing, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub reaching up to 6 feet tall and about as wide. Leaves are bright green, ovate to lance-shaped to 5 inches long, sometimes lobed or heart-shaped at the bases. Grown for showy, pendent, bell-shaped flowers with purple stamens protruding from yellow petals and red calyces. Blooms from summer to autumn. This plant was a favorite of Victorians, growing well in bright conservatories and relocated outside in containers during warmer months. Whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects and and mealy bugs maybe a problem. May be grown outside year round in frost-free areas or against warm wall or protected space in marginal areas. Use in shrub border, container garden, or as espalier.