Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On Apr 12, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
Incredibly easy to grow . I purchased two plants on e bay and now I have a filler for beds (along with euryops) I just cut new growth stick it in water and in a few weeks I have tons of new plants . Now they are in every bed . As for the hummingbirds , Well they do like this plant but they visit my salvia greggii's more often . One thing I would love to know is if there is a variegated form of this . I would love to trade with someone . I have hundreds of plants spread over two acres in many flowerbeds . If anyone has a variegated form please send me a d mail.
On Feb 22, 2011, Theron from Williamsburg, VA wrote:
In Williamsburg, Virginia it grows nicely. Easily started from cuttings. Last year rooted woody cuttings and gave away the plants; this year I took soft tissue cuttings and have 24 doing well under lights. Additional woody cuttings taken in Feb are starting growth at the leaf axils. These plants are going to a non-profit plant sale in April.
On Sep 29, 2007, flamethrower from New Hartford, CT wrote:
I'm glad to hear that this plant is so easy to propagate because I definitely want to pot some up for the winter and then re-plant in the spring. I planted mine in late May, pinched it back sometime in June and, although the plant spread like crazy (right now it's 5 1/2 feet wide!), it just sprouted its first blooms about 2 weeks ago. I was expecting it to be covered in blooms all summer - in fact, I bought it because it was described as a "hummingbird magnet". I'm disappointed that it didn't bloom for me, but at least the foliage is beautiful. Perhaps I shouldn't have pinched it back early in the season?? I'll see what happens next year...
On Jun 6, 2007, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Planted last fall, and although we had several freezes last winter, it wasn't damaged and remained evergreen. Now full size and in full bloom (early June). Thanks for the propagation tip, Kipper, because I definitely want more of this plant!
On Oct 16, 2005, kipper2 from Meadows Place, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Got 2 cuttings from htop at the first CTRU. Boy, do these cuttings root quick! They have enjoyed an east facing bed that gets 6 hours of full sun here in SW Houston area. If a stem breaks off, just stick it in water and roots will appear within 2 week and in the potting soil it goes.
On Oct 26, 2004, WStoneman from Columbus, GA wrote:
When I purchased this plant through Plant Delights the description warned that it likes hot dry weather (it is from South America). I was concerned that our wet humid summers would be too much for it but it has proven tough and resilient. It is now three years old and returns reliably, although later in spring than my other perennials.
It has been ridiculously easy to divide through stem cuttings. The hummingbirds love it and so do the butterflies. A great little plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Foley, Alabama Gadsden, Alabama Aliso Viejo, California Carlsbad, California Encinitas, California Hayward, California Huntington Beach, California Modesto, California Redwood City, California Richmond, California Roseville, California Sacramento, California San Diego, California San Jose, California Vista, California Clermont, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Lake Lorraine, Florida North De Land, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Umatilla, Florida Webster, Florida Yulee, Florida Columbus, Georgia Cordele, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Mcdonough, Georgia Newnan, Georgia Hebron, Kentucky Alexandria, Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana (3 reports) Greenwell Springs, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Mandeville, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Clinton, Mississippi Maben, Mississippi Calabash, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports) High Point, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Bray, Oklahoma Conway, South Carolina Florence, South Carolina Summerville, South Carolina (2 reports) Austin, Texas (2 reports) Bayview, Texas Copper Canyon, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Fate, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Goliad, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Lake Jackson, Texas Liberty Hill, Texas Lumberton, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports) Spring, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Victoria, Texas White Settlement, Texas Williamsburg, Virginia