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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by Dutchlady1 on Sep 15, 2012 8:20 AM

I find this one slower growing and more pendulous than the non-variegated form.

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