• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Cottage Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape after flowering. Thin out old, weak or damaged canes to the ground annually.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.