Zone Map 7-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Outstanding in Container


  • Growth rate: slow-medium; roots rather quickly, tops are slower to fill out and beef up
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon; will take longer to finish in 3 gallon, but looks great in larger sizes
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep evenly moist, but on the dry side
  • Fertilizing: slow-release fertilizer, low to medium rate
  • Possible pests: aphids, Bactra venosana caterpillar
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater
  • If cutting back this plant, do so early in the growing season to allow time for new growth to mature

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


  • Upright vase shape adds structural element
  • Beautiful in containers and special urns; combines well with annuals or perennials
  • Use as an accent or in mass plantings
  • Copper color is illuminated when this plant is surrounded by light-colored ground covers or contrasting rock mulch
  • This plant’s coloring fades minimally in winter—provides year-round interest
  • Drought tolerant

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