Petrea, Sandpaper VineFamily: Verbenaceae, also relative to Verbena
Description: Long plumes of violet star shaped flowers
Perennial: Native to West Indies, Mexico and India
Soil: Not Fussy, likes it dry
Sunlight: Full sun
Uses: The purple plumes of blooms are a real show stopper, easy to grow and propagate by cuttings, or self seeds, leaves does feel like sand paper. Flowers after the rain.
Propagation: Cut back to keep in shape and encourage new blooms.