Flirt Nandina (Nandina domestica ‘Murasaki’)
Of all the exciting innovations in the latest plant varieties, the Flirt™ Nandina (Nandina domestica ‘Murasaki’) makes our heart pound just a little faster. The Flirt Nandina takes the cake when it comes to color and compact, versatile size.
You know that red-hot feeling you get when you feel the spark of flirting? Whether it be your spouse of thirty years or a new fling, the Flirt Nandina embodies that excitement and inner glow. Its new growth leaves burn a bright Moscato red to a deep red-violet. Making the show even more inspiring is the fact that the existing evergreen foliage is a deep bluish-green with hints of purple. Because of the intensity of the new growth’s red, this nandina offers some of the highest contrast you can find. Each new leaf jumps out against the existing foliage, magnifying the form of each individual new leaf.
This dwarf Nandina rarely reaches above two-feet tall and about the same in width. Unlike other Nandina, this compact variety will not go haywire and take over your entire garden.
Plant your Flirt Nandina in full sun to partial shade and water carefully until it’s fully established. This striking plant is pest and disease resistant and works well wherever you need a burst of color. Use your Flirt Nandina to add drama to your container garden or as a front planting in your garden bed. A mass planting of Flirt Nandinas makes a marvelous specimen, or, use a row as a fantastic foundation planting.
|Common name||Flirt Nandina|
|Botanical name||Nandina domestica 'Murasaki'|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Height||1 to 2 ft.|
|Width||1 to 2 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|