Plant Spotlight: Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

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Plant Spotlight

Why we love Purple Pixie Loropetalum...

With its dwarf size and weeping habit, Purple Pixie is just the plant we’ve been crying for. It grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide. It’s a great choice for a ground cover, but it can also add vibrant color to hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers. Showy pink flowers combined with rich purple foliage will move you to tears. 

Purple Pixie is the perfect shrub to add color and contrast to your landscape and pairs well with many Southern Living Plant Collection varieties. This unique groundcover loropetalum requires little to no pruning -- just shape after spring bloom and enjoy the deep purple foliage all year around! Learn more here.

Check out this spring gardening project and turn an inexpensive firepit into a garden planter for Purple Pixie Loropetalum, click here.


Add a pop of color to your spring tablescape with Purple Pixie!

Plant Features:

Key Features: Magenta ribbons in spring

USDA Zones:  Hardy to 0°F USDA zones 7–10

Exposure:  Full sun to part shade

Dimensions:  1-2' H x 4-5' W

Growth Rate:  Moderate to fast growth


To view care tips and planting instructions for Purple Pixie, click here.

The Southern Living® Plant Collection was first introduced in Spring 2008. It is a partnership between Plant Development Services, Inc. (PDSI®) and Southern Living® magazine, with the goal to provide innovative new plants selected for their ability to solve specific landscape challenges.

To browse the entire Southern Living Plant Collection, click here.