Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer Flowers are good for cutting
On May 30, 2010, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
A beautiful addition to the cottage garden. I must add, that in my experience, this plant resents having its roots disturbed. I bought large pots of Red Fox and the roots were whorled and forming mats outside the pots. Learn a lesson from me and don't aggressively tease the root ball on Red Fox. Just plant it straight into the ground. Mine stressed terribly for 3 solid weeks while I pampered them under artifical shade. I bought more of these later and did not tease or cut the root balls when planted and they did great. On the plus side, I rooted a cutting quite easily directly in the bed. Especially beautiful when the tips curve over and sway in the breeze.
On Jun 29, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:
This plant will bloom its first year, even if the baby plant is very small. I've had mine for three years, and I absolutely love it. If you deadhead it will bloom for months. The color is a very bright pink and stands out from a distance. Mixes well with blues and purples.
It seems to take a fair amount of shade, too. I have several in a spot that gets quite a bit of shade from nearby daylilies and a tree shadow that passes over, and they are the same size and just as floriferous as the ones grown in full sun. I may move one into an even shadier spot to see if it can handle it.
I have them growing in both amended and unamended NJ clay, and they look great in both spots.
On May 20, 2004, lightningbug from Buffalo, MN wrote:
2yrs ago started my first perinneal garden in Rockford MN. Picked this plant up because it is a Zone 3 Hardy and the tag told the truth. What a beautiful plant for northern gardners. has trippled in size and blooms first year. Dead-heading keeps the blooms-a-coming! Works much better in MN than Veronica sunny border blue which is also pretty but not as outgoing.
On Aug 23, 2003, DavidPat5 from Chicago, IL wrote:
Mine have been flowering for 2 months now. The flower stems will be shorter but, deadheading them will make them continue to bloom longer. They make good cut flowers.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gaylesville, Alabama Oceanside, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Federal Heights, Colorado Colchester, Connecticut Alpharetta, Georgia North Decatur, Georgia Chicago, Illinois (3 reports) Fox River Grove, Illinois Lake In The Hills, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Washington, Illinois Galena, Indiana Iowa City, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky Stockton Springs, Maine Caro, Michigan Albertville, Minnesota Buffalo, Minnesota Hebron, Nebraska Sandown, New Hampshire Bridgewater, New Jersey North Brunswick Township, New Jersey Rotterdam, New York Bucyrus, Ohio Deschutes River Woods, Oregon Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Knoxville, Tennessee Maryville, Tennessee , Texas Hereford, Texas San Antonio, Texas Elwood, Utah West Valley City, Utah Lyndonville, Vermont Fairlawn, Virginia Brewster, Washington Spokane, Washington