Zone Map 7-10

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Summer


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • It is better to grow this plant in large pots because it will grow out quickly
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: leaf spot (especially when young), spidermites, aphids
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear plastic; do not overwater
  • May need pruning when young to create a bulky plant

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


  • Impressive size and girth; a dramatic anchor when mixed with shrubs and perennials
  • Beautiful white plumes provide a welcome addition to the white garden
  • Plumes are very decorative in flower arrangements
  • Drought and soil tolerant
  • Evergreen in warm climates
  • Performs well in hot sun
  • Outstanding specimen

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