Native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina from near sea level to several hundred meters altitude. It is known as the ‘Carnation of the sky’ by the Argentineans and is very popular with Hummingbirds that love the nectar. It grows into clumps of up to a dozen or more rosettes and is a regular and easy bloomer, flowering in the spring with lovely pink bracts and deep purple flowers.
This particular form of aeranthos is very large growing and has very nice purple leaves. The flower spike is not paticularly good but it is such a large and vigerous plant, making big clumps relativly quickly, that it is a worthy addition to any collection.