Zone Map 8-10

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Outstanding in Container


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Works well in 1, 2 or 3 gallon; very impressive in larger containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids
  • Overwintering: must overwinter in a heated house; is not cold hardy
  • Responds well to pruning; grows back quickly

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


  • Used in Thai and Asian cooking; an exotic addition to the herb garden
  • Outstanding container plant with lush growth and showy habit
  • Quick growing annual grass with arching habit and green foliage—fits many landscape styles
  • Beautiful in annual beds or in mass plantings
  • Can be overwintered in a pot indoors and set out on a deck or patio in springtime after the frost date

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