Irresistibly pretty Dwarf Tibouchina thrives in - and adds a punch of color to - partly shaded beds. Dwarf Tibouchina Purple-flowering plants are prized in South Florida, and this little shrub will reward you with incredibly gorgeous royal-purple blossoms.
The flowers appear on and off during the warmer months of the year.
Purple actually goes with everything - it's especially showy mixed with yellows, oranges and white.
And because this plant prefers a somewhat shaded spot, you can use it to create a pop of color in landscape areas that often have none.
There are other, larger varieties - shrubs urvilleana and grandifolia and even a tree-form, granulosa - and all have blossoms with astonishing bright purple hues.