• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible
    Blooms:
    Bright pink flowers, late Spring to first frost
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Bright pink flowers, late Spring to first frost
    Flower color:Pink
    Design IdeasFitting perfectly into the "grow it yourself" lifestyle, Toscana provides summer-long beauty and sweet, tasty fruit. Urban gardeners will find this an easy-to-grow perennial fo terrace or balcony along with potted herbs and vegetables, or as a companion to other flowering annuals and perennials. Consider massing in tubs at the foreground of taller container shrubs for a formal border appearance. A natural for the vegetable garden but highly versatile in the landscape, making a beautiful border in shrub beds or combined with perennials.
    Companion PlantsBlueberry (Vaccinium); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, evenly moist, well drained soil. Plant the crown at soil level. Space 12" apart. After harvesting, remove old leaves with hand shears, leaving crown and new leaves untouched, to allow sunlight into the center of the plant.
    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: Moderate
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.