• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches five feet tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches five feet tall and wide.
    Special features:Gift Plant, Pet Friendly
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in any type of fertile drained soil. May be cut back to the base. Protect the roots in colder regions.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This distinct seedling was collected at high altitude near the summit of Volcán Zunil Quetzaltenango in Guatemala in 2001.

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