Zone Map 9-10

Growth Cycle

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


  • Outstanding in Container
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon. Works well in any size container.
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, spidermites
  • Overwintering: heated house only
  • Low maintenance plant
  • Responds well to cutting back, which might be needed if plants become too tall or floppy

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


  • Vibrant purple-burgundy foliage
  • Easy, quick-growing, tender perennial grass
  • Height, color and plumes serves as a great anchor in decorative urns
  • Eye-catching drama when planted in large sweeps
  • Heavy and persistent blooms keep it looking good throughout the season
  • Great contrast to silver and blue foliage plants
  • Very popular plant

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