Zone Map 3-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Fall


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; avoid overwatering
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-rate fertilizer; avoid overfertlizing
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot, spidermites, spittlebugs, rust
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, keep dry
  • Responds well to cutting back
  • Over fertilization can cause weak growth, flopping, and reduced resistance to insects or diseases.

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Perfect for abandoned locations with infertile, dry soil
  • Beautiful in masses, especially with fall and winter coloring
  • Use for meadow and naturalistic plantings
  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Tolerant of drought and difficult soils

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