Zone Map 6-10

Growth Cycle

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


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: fast
  • Works well in 1, 2 or 3 gallon sizes; it will grow out of small sizes quickly
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: dry to moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, gray leafspot (especially when young), spittlebugs
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater in winter
  • Will need to cut back often, but grows out quickly

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


  • May self sow; often used in erosion control on slopes
  • Tolerant of drought and poor soil
  • Beautiful planted in masses
  • Tough, low-maintenance plant (cut back in spring)
  • Excellent groundcover
  • Will take some light shade
  • Lovely flower stalks appear in late spring

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