• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 28 in. tall, 20 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hem-er-oh-KAL-iss
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 28 in. tall, 20 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsAvens (Geum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich loam; adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Remove old foliage and spent blooms for a neat appearance and to promote continued bloom.
    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.

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