Zone Map 6-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • New
  • Outstanding in Container


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3-gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Easy growing plant
  • Possible pests: aphids, occasional mealy bugs, spidermites, spittlebugs
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer; avoid late season fertilizing
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater; can be overwintered outside, but precautions must be taken to limit water and cover plants during cold periods

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


  • Adds a bright pop of color in the landscape
  • Dense, full foliage and compact habit fits tight spaces
  • Transitions to light green earlier in hotter climates
  • Bottlebrush plumes are appealing and touchable
  • If planting in fall, get in early enough to establish roots before first freeze
  • Easy to maintain; cut back in early spring before new growth appears

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