• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Large, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Native Plant
    Blooms:
    Early through Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dye-SEN-tra spec-TA-bah-liss
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Large, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early through Late Spring
    Flower color:Red
  • 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.