• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Nearly year-round in frost-free climates; heaviest in spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:EW-ree-ops pek-ti-NAH-tus VIR-i-dis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Nearly year-round in frost-free climates; heaviest in spring.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasHere's the perfect plant for filling open spaces in a hurry. Also makes a very good flowering hedge in mild climates and can be massed like huge groundcover plants for a sea of yellow. Ideal for beds and borders with uncomfortable barren spots that are too hot or dry for other perennials.
    Companion PlantsPrincess Flower (Tibouchina); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Salvia (Salvia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.