Zone

Zone Map 5-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Features

  • Shade Tolerant

GROWER INFO & TIPS

  • Growth rate: slow-medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3-gallon containers (no larger)
  • Grow in well-drained soil; avoid over watering; must drain well
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; avoid overwatering
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-medium rate fertilizer; salt-sensitive plant; avoid excess fertilizing or high fertilizer rates
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot, spidermites, Fungus gnat larvae, possible Rhizoctonia
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, keep dry
  • This plant dies back completely to soil surface in winter; remove debris before new growth appears in spring

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

LANDSCAPING INFO

  • Well-behaved groundcover for shade
  • Once established, tolerates drier conditions
  • Striking variegation lightens up dark shade
  • Complements broad-leaved shade perennials
  • Flushes out beautifully in spring with bright, fresh foliage

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