Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) 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)
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Native to my property here in Central Alabama, on a mountain at elev 1400. This flower grows in rocky, acid, thin soils in the woods and in semi shade. It transplants easily. It likes the same conditions as Ebony Spleenwort.
On Jul 12, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
Native to my property here in SE Missouri. This flower grows in rocky, acid, thin soils in the woods. It transplants easily, and also comes up from seed casually thrown around when I cut the plants back after blooming. Likes the same conditions as Ebony Spleenwort (fern) so I grow them together. They are more compact and have deeper color during warmer springs. This year we had a long cool spring and they were lanky and more pink instead of shocking true red.
On Jun 14, 2003, vroomp from Marietta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I transplanted this plant from Jasper Georgia where I found it growing on top of a mountain at 3000' elv. It seems to like where I have it in Marietta where it has grown to a nice sized clump and returns each year with more blooms. This plant like most wild flowers requires little or no special care and average water needs.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Cullman, Alabama Tuscumbia, Alabama Fayetteville, Arkansas Lead Hill, Arkansas Morrilton, Arkansas Susanville, California Ellijay, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Warren, Indiana Overland Park, Kansas Woodlawn, Kentucky Algoma, Mississippi Piedmont, Missouri Barker Heights, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Glouster, Ohio East Norriton, Pennsylvania Sans Souci, South Carolina Arlington, Virginia Middleton, Wisconsin