• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; do not overwater.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 12
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ip-oh-MEE-a bat-TAT-as
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 12
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.
    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
    Water regularly; do not overwater.