A sprawling perennial with large purple trumpets all year long in tropical climates. Gets 12" to 24" tall and grows up to 5' across. Can be cut to the ground for clean up any time. Gets about 12" tall and can spread 3' or more. Winter dormant in areas with frost. In colder climates grow as an annual or overwinter in a pot somewhere kept above freezing, a basement of covered porch are good picks. Full sun or part shade. Easy to grow, not picky about soil, great spilling out of containers. Responds well to fertilizer. From tropical Africa.