Zones: 9 to 10
Size: 1' to 2'
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Tuberous perennial grown for the colorful foliage. Most have heart-shaped, lance-shaped or arrowhead-shaped leaves. Colours are typically red, pink, white and green. In cooler climates lift tubers after the leaves die down in autumn or move the container inside and withhold water. Keep dry above 45F. Propagate by dividing the tubers, cutting into pieces with a least two buds or eyes. Plant about 1" deep in well-drained soil. They require lots of moisture when growing. Also prefer organically rich acid soil.
Native to South America including Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
I purchased a mixed bag in spring 2014 and planted them in the Front Foundation Hedge.