• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Requires evenly moist soil. Water weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 18 to 22 in. high, spreading to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Winter Flowering
    Blooms:
    Red flowers in winter and early spring.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Grows 18 to 22 in. high, spreading to 24 in. wide.
    Special features:Gift Plant
    Blooms:Red flowers in winter and early spring.
    Flower color:Red
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires evenly moist soil. Water weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    After 15 years of hand-crosses and careful record keeping, Michigan breeder Chris Hansen introduced the first selection in the Winter Thrillers™ series, noted for improved flower color, flower size, foliage and plant vigor.