I planted this years ago to much needed shade for my turtle. It takes most any kind of weather we have, and blooms from March until November. I haven't watered it in two years. I think my neighbor across the block wall has a plant on a drip system and the oleander is getting water from that--saving me from using water. Another great Arizona plant.
Red Bird of Paradise is a must in the Arizona desert. It will bloom March to October, although mine just started blooming this week on a north wall. It is almost impossible to kill it! I have had mine for over 10 years, and it keeps getting better!
I have tried for years to get Purple Heart to grow. I have had numerous cuttings from friends and family, but it just would not take! In February, my SIS brought a cutting from her garden. I planted it without much hope that it would make it. It's growing now and even has the first bloom!
I guess now that it's growing, I'll have to worry about HOW MUCH it will grow, but since it's in a small pot, it won't matter much.