Zone Map 3-9

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
  • Green Roofs
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon; larger sizes would take a long time to fill out
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer; avoid over fertilizing (may cause flopping)
  • Possible pests: aphids, spidermites, spittlebugs
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; keep dry

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


  • Striking multi-colored fall foliage (reds, blues, purples, pinks); blue foliage throughout growing season
  • Beautiful upright shape
  • Drought-tolerant, native cultivar
  • No need to fertilize (likes infertile soil)
  • Deer resistant
  • Use in sweeps and masses for a dramatic look in the landscape
  • Provides splashes of deep color, making it a great background plant or special specimen in the landscape

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