Zone Map 4-9

Growth Cycle

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


  • Notable Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist; sensitive to too much water on roots
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: spidermites, aphids, mealybugs, fungus gnat larvae, Anthracnose (leaf spot)
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, do not overwater

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


  • A great anchor for the deep perennial borders or screen plantings
  • Use as a background and plant contrasting perennials in foreground
  • Plumes useful for flower arrangements
  • Outstanding fall color with persistent winter interest
  • Drought tolerant
  • Produces sterile seed
  • Can be an out-of-the-ordinary container plant

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