• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 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 grower to 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 garden soils; requires excellent drainage. Performs in poor, rocky, infertile soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune as needed to shape.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.