Zone Map 8-10

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1-3 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep dry
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: no major pests known
  • Overwintering: heated house with clear poly; do not overwater, keep dry; it is marginally hardy to zone 7a
  • Be careful when pruning and trimming; do not cut below 6-8” as this can cause damage; it does not bounce back quickly after cutting back.

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


  • Lends a lush, exotic look to the landscape
  • Makes a movable screen when planted in containers
  • In the landscape, creates a low screen that gives subtle definition to open areas
  • Light green, fine-textured foliage is a great backdrop for colorful perennial blooms
  • Makes an eye-catching sweep around hardscape areas
  • A quick-growing annual in Zone 7 or cooler

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