• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growth to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. in bloom, gently spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful, Waterwise Perennial
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KIL-lee-a meel-lee-FO-le-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28 - 45
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growth to 1 ft. tall, 3 ft. in bloom, gently spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean to average soils with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established in landscape; water containers when soil surface is dry. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer. Shear spent flowers for a neat appearance. Prune old foliage before new growth appears. Divide spring or fall as needed.Pruning time: fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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