|Fast growing, deciduous tree-like shrub with oval, 3- to 5-lobed, dark green leaves, to 6 inches long. Grown for showy, pendent, bell-shaped flowers in violet-blue on long stalks. Blooms from spring to summer. 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 may be 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.