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These are evergreen shrubs with 5 species, which have very large, oval to heart-shaped, scalloped, deep green leaves with white, stinging hairs beneath. The flowers are pale, purple-blue and bloom large terminal, one-sided sprays from mid spring to mid autumn. You should cut down the flowering stems in the spring to prevent the plants becoming straggly.
Common problems with Wigandia
How to propagate Wigandia
Propagation is by seeds or softwood cuttings in the spring.
Other uses of Wigandia
Grown for their flowers and foliage.