Zone Map 5-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Notable Fall Color


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, spidermites, spittlebugs
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater; can overwinter outside if kept protected from cold and too much moisture

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


  • Sized right for small gardens, patios and decorative urns
  • In large areas, works well as a foreground plant, on a border, and in masses
  • Drought tolerant and undemanding
  • Bottlebrush blooms are attractive in fresh or dried flower arrangements
  • Rounded silhouette softens angular landscape designs
  • Superb fall color
  • Provides winter interest
  • Plumes and leaves easily catch the slightest breeze

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