• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs consistently moist soil - water weekly, or more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms foliage clumps 10 to 16 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Insignificant; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms foliage clumps 10 to 16 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Insignificant; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Brown
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average to fertile, evenly moist to wet soils. Color is best in bright or dappled shade. Apply mulch to protect in cold winter areas. Cut back to the ground in late winter. Cut back old foliage before new growth emerges in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs consistently moist soil - water weekly, or more in extreme heat.