Goldfussia (Strobilanthes anisophyllus) is a hardy, evergreen shrub growing to around 1.5m (5') tall. It has glossy, dark green leaves of unequal size, which are stained blackish purple on both sides. Mauve flowers appear in spring, and intermittently throughout the year. Goldfussia is best suited to warm, humid parts of Australia.


For best purple foliage colour, grow goldfussia in full sun. It prefers a well-drained soil, enriched with organic material. Prune after flowering to promote bushiness. Protect from snails and slugs. Goldfussia is easy to propagate from cuttings.