• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-TI-nus ko-gig-ri-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24, 29 - 41
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleRustic
    Design IdeasDark foliage, smoky blooms and warm fall colors make this an excellent addition to the garden. Plant it with other shrubs to accentuate its colors or use it as an informal specimen.
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Ninebark); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Switch Grass (Panicum); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Potentilla (Potentilla)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.