Zone Map 4-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot
  • Overwintering: no special needs for overwintering
  • This plant is easy to grow and responds well to being cut back. Be sure to cut back well before its June flowering time.

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


  • Adapts to dry shade areas but also performs well in regular garden soil in part sun
  • Its bottlebrush seed heads on long stems make wonderful additions to cut flower arrangements
  • Easy to grow and maintain; requires no extra care (simply cut back before new growth emerges)
  • Include in casual gardens and naturalized areas
  • Produces early mid-June flowers that can persist until the end of summer
  • Use in woodland restoration projects

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