Zone Map 5-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Shade Tolerant


  • Growth rate: slow-medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; avoid overwatering
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: spider mites, Bactra venenosa caterpillar, possible Rhizoctonia
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater
  • This plant grows back slowly after being cut back.

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


  • Narrow green leaves are lined with gold, adding bright color to the landscape
  • Grows in a neat, mounding, fountain shape
  • Makes a good groundcover when planted in masses
  • Works well in shade gardens in the heat of the South
  • Takes sun in cooler climates, especially in moist areas
  • Also beautiful when surrounded by rocks or wide-leafed perennials

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