Zone Map 6-8

Growth Cycle

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


  • Shade Tolerant


  • Growth rate: slow-medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2-gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil; good drainage is important
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; may be moist-dry but not bone dry
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-medium rate fertilizer; very sensitive to over fertilization
  • Possible pests: aphids, Bactra venosa caterpillar; anthracnose; fungus gnat larvae; Rhizoctonia is possible
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, keep dry
  • Slow to grow back after being cut back
  • Good air circulation and spacing will reduce fungal problems

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


  • Groundcover or specimen plant
  • Clear, bright variegation lightens up shade
  • Well-suited for containers and mixed plantings
  • Durable and adaptable
  • Fine textured foliage contrasts with bold textured shade perennials
  • Performs well in dry shade conditions

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