If you need a compact, pretty flowering plant for shade garden - this is a perfect one! This handsome perennial native to Cuba, Mexico to Central America, is from Acanthus Family. It has pretty bell-shaped flowers, white with a pinking-purple lip, contrasting with dark foliage. Anyone would be happy to grow it right outside the door! It can be maintained as a low growing border plant or grow into a bush. Low water needs once established. Shade to filtered light preferable but can take full sun as well providing enough watering. Bravaisia berlandieriana is also used medicinally.