Zone Map 5-9

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 containers (will grow well in any size)
  • 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, Anthracnose (spray preventative for Anthracnose during warm and humid months)
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater; can be overwintered outside if protected from cold and excessive water
  • This plant responds well to being cut back.

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


  • Green foliage banded with gold irregular stripes
  • Foliage is topped by lovely red-tinted blooms in September
  • Good for screens, in masses and as a single specimen plant
  • Contrasts well with solid colored green or gold perennials or annuals
  • Creates a dramatic accent planted in a large container

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