• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 1 ft. tall, gently spreading 5 ft. wide; blooms 3 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    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:Quickly reaches 1 ft. tall, gently spreading 5 ft. wide; blooms 3 ft. tall.
    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, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established in landscape, tolerates periodic dry spells; continue to water container plants regularly, when soil surface becomes dry. For a tidy appearance, remove spent flower stems.Pruning time: fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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