Zone Map 5-9

Growth Cycle

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


  • Growth rate: slow (semi-evergreen)
  • Grow in 1 or 2-gallon; could be successfully grown in larger containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil (very important)
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; avoid over watering
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-rate fertilizer; salt-sensitive plant; avoid over fertilizing
  • Possible pests: aphids, Bactra venosana caterpillar, possible Rhizoctonia
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, keep dry

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


  • Good accent for smaller patios and gardens
  • Gorgeous shimmering effect when planted in masses
  • Grows well in moist or average garden soil, and can be used in low-lying areas
  • Plant close together for a beautiful massed look
  • Use as a “spiller” plant in decorative containers and combine with vertical plants and colorful perennials
  • Provides texture contrast when placed next to hosta and other bold-leaved plants.

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