• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 24 to 36 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Early through Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Dye-SEN-tra spec-TA-bah-liss
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 24 to 36 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Early through Late Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers fertile, humusy, neutral pH, loose, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. May go dormant in hot, dry summer conditions. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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