• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pee-AIR-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after 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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.