Persistent Perennials

“Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief or flowers, about achieving survival by going, your fingers in the ground, the limit of physical exhaustion.”

Eudora Welty

Purple heart, a native of Mexico, is an easy to grow plant well suited to the southern garden. This perennial can be used in beds, hanging baskets, and pots. Pinching/removing plant tips will make baskets and pots fuller. If bed containment is desired, frequent pruning is necessary. However, pruning sheers aren’t needed; shoots break easily. Throw them into the compost pile and new plants will quickly take root. Plants die back in freezing temperatures and purple leaves reappear in the spring. Purple heart is one of those plants that is okay to pass along. Learn more about this plant by clicking on the provided link. Purple heart