Zone Map 5-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • 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
  • Can reseed within its own pot; must watch closely (seedlings are not true to type)
  • 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.


  • Lush, dark bottlebrush plumes from midsummer to fall add interest and beauty in the landscape
  • Grows in a dense, mounded shape
  • Intermediate size suits foreground or background plantings
  • Excellent for border plantings or as a specimen
  • Plant in masses for a stunning look
  • Plume and leaf color mix well with hot and cool color schemes
  • Beautiful in decorative containers

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