Zone Map 6-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist, but on the dry side
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-realease, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: Bactra venosana caterpillar (this plant is generally pest free)
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater in winter
  • 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.


  • Use in masses for an unusual sweep of color
  • Line walkways and create borders
  • Looks beautiful in containers—foliage will spill over the side
  • Attractive narrow foliage holds fiery orange highlights
  • Seasonal appeal in October when planted in containers with orange and dark flowers
  • Carries its coloring throughout the year (more sun creates more orange highlights)

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