Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Leycesteria formosa dislikes very wet soils with frequent standing water.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Leycesteria formosa can suffer from some die-back after severe cold weather.
Flowering Period: June - September.
Flower Colour: Claret red and white
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Leycesteria formosa grows to be a medium sized, branching shrub with arching stems if left unpruned.
Height: 1.5m (5 ft) to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
Pruning: Leycesteria formosa can be pruned hard in early spring to reduce the end size and encourage strong new growth.