Zone Map 4-7

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Bioretention/Rain Gardens
  • Lawn Alternatives


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Can be grown in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep evenly moist; likes a lot of water once established
  • Fertilizing: slow-release fertilizer, medium rate
  • Possible pests: aphids, spittlebugs, rust
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, do not overwater
  • Responds well to cutting back; grows back quickly

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


  • Uncluttered, neat tufted habit
  • Dark green foliage provides good backdrop for contrasting-colored plants
  • Billowy masses of inflorescences sway in the wind providing movement and interest
  • Blooms last into the winter months adding interest to the landscape
  • Well-suited for Northern gardens

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