Zone Map 5-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Fall


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon (any size will work)
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; avoid overwatering
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, mealybugs, spidermites, fungus gnat larvae, fairly susceptible to Anthracnose
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater; can overwinter outside if protected from cold and excess water

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


  • Dense horizontal stripes on each leaf (creamy yellow and apple green)
  • Broad, stiff foliage arches at the blade tips
  • Stands tall and resists lodging
  • Early fall burgundy blooms for fall color
  • Useful for screens, borders, accents, backgrounds
  • Combine with gold and yellow flowering perennials to create a bright, bold landscape
  • Works well with hot-colored, tropical-themed plants
  • Use as a tall accent in large, decorative containers

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