This species has an erect, open habit and reaches a height of 5 ft
(1.5 m) with a spread of about 30 in (75 cm).
Its leaf coloration varies but typically it has mid-green, oval
leaves with creamy central blotches. The tubular purplish red
flowers are borne on terminal spikes in spring and summer. ‘
Tricolor’ has cream and green leaves, heavily flushed pink
especially when young; ‘Purpureum Variegatum’ is similar but
replaces the pink with purple-red.
Cultivation:Doing best in dappled shade and fertile, well-drained
They respond well to gentle pruning to control their tendency to
Propagate from cuttings .
Medical use: Leaves used as diuretic and to treat ulcer,
hemorrhoids, gallstone and liver disease.Against boils.