• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    24 - 36" H X 12 - 18" W.
    Key Feature:
    showy foliage
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:24 - 36" H X 12 - 18" W.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
  • Care
    Care Information
    Foliage color is less vibrant in lower light. Produces small flower spikes that should be pinched off. Apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer once a month after planting and then again in mid-summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil.
    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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.