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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-8 feet
Plant Spread: 4-7 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Deep purple sun-fast
Flowers: Showy
Other: Showy, but color is close to leaf color, reducing effect; Supposedly blooms earlier than other H. acetosella
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Other: Patented - Asexual propagation prohibited
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 18, 2018 10:04 PM

I'm in zone 9, and so far in 2018 my potted plant has grown from 12 inches to 4 feet and is flowering. I cut it back to 12" in Dec. so it's easy to bring in my garage during winter freezes. I also put the cuttings in water to start a few new plants just in case I lose my plant. Last year the plant got 6 feet tall by fall. It would have gotten taller, but I trimmed it every couple of months, so it got bushier. It's a such an eye-catching color.

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