Zone Map 7-10

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Notable Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: evenly moist, sensitive to too much water on roots
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, rust
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, do not overwater
  • Can be cut back if plants get too tall or floppy. If cutting back, do so by early August so flowering is not interrupted.

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


  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • Highly ornamental native
  • Tall, upright growth provides vertical structure in the garden
  • Inflorescences last well past the first freeze lending interest to the winter garden
  • Foliage adds and delicate blooms add textures
  • Performs well even the humid Southeast

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