On Aug 23, 2011, floridaheat from Miami Dade, FL (Zone 11) wrote:
Very expensive as an annual here in Florida once it starts to rain it starts to wither and then faster than it arrived it is gone. Tried them 2 years in a row to much money $10-$12 a 10 inch pot for about 4 weeks of performance, the cheap ones far out perform this.
On Aug 22, 2011, gardenerCarol from Thousand Oaks, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
This is a very dramatic plant in bloom, particularly with a mass of them. Too much water will kill it faster than anything. Great in pots for that reason. If planting in the ground set the crown a bit above the ground level to avoid any drainage issues. Otherwise it's almost maintenance free.
On Aug 22, 2011, Lisianne from Bowling Green, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I love the texture and shape of this plant which I have purchased several consecutive years. However, I've had poor luck with getting it to bloom. I've tried it in pots as a container plant, in a long windowbox, in the ground. In full sun and part sun. I have successfully overwintered it in my sunroom, but it has never rebloomed after that. I must be doing something wrong!
In Ohio I am using it as a patio plant, it is very interesting and easy to care for. I am hoping to overwinter it inside
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Gadsden, Alabama Tortolita, Arizona Carlsbad, California Clayton, California Cloverdale, California Del Rey Oaks, California Eureka, California Folsom, California Fremont, California Kelseyville, California Redwood City, California San Leandro, California Santee, California Thousand Oaks, California Cocoa, Florida Papaaloa, Hawaii New York, New York Mesquite, Texas San Antonio, Texas