By John Nelson
Such a friendly plant and so easy to please, but once you’ve got it in your backyard, it may never want to leave.
This is one of those plants from far away, an introduced species that has actually been popular in Southeastern gardens for a good while now. It is a native of southern Asia, mostly India and China. If you start looking into it, you’ll discover that many of our favorite garden plants (in fact most of them) have their original homes somewhere else.