Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Mar 21, 2013, Morganics from Tullahoma, TN wrote:
I have this plant - though it may not be the selection, 'Firecracker' - growing along my stream and pond system in the backyard, in deep shade. It mingles nicely with jack-in-the-pulpits and New York ferns. It's positioned so that it gets the spray from the man-made waterfall. It is very easy to transplant, but seems to miss the constant water supply in other places. The burgundy foliage is a very welcome contrast in this environment. Reliable color in damp shade is hard to come by, so I highly recommend it.
On Mar 11, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:
Ive had this plant for about four years now. I have mine in a very droughty area, which is the reason it isnt invasive for me. If it is in ideal (i.e. rich, moist soil) it will spread quickly. I really love its unusual colored foliage; red-purple with bronze highlights in fall.
On Oct 27, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Very invasive little species! The little 6" pot of it I planted 3 years ago is threatening to take over the whole back of my garden. I dug up all of it this fall (I hope) and the root mass was enormous - this white root mass spreads just under the soil line and up pops these individual burgundy leaves/stems in spring and summer all over the place. The stems look like they're going to provide something amazing but all you get are these small inconsequential yellow flowers in July.
Likes moist, rich soil and will go crazy in it. Will take full sun in this type of soil in zone 5.
Herbaceous perennial cultivar of a North American native plant with striking foliage colour.
Has ovate to lance shaped, dark purple/bronze, slightly hairy leaves. Bears bright yellow, star shaped flowers.
Likes a moist but well drained, humus rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Partial shade will allow the plant to keep the leaf colour rich, full sun may fade it a little.
This plant needs a large area to spread, it can become quite invasive where happy.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Juneau, Alaska San Jose, California Bolingbrook, Illinois Washington, Illinois Barbourville, Kentucky Millersville, Maryland Upton, Massachusetts Owosso, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan East Bethel, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Litchfield, New Hampshire Cortland, New York Geneseo, New York Dayton, Ohio Riverlea, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Sherwood, Oregon Springfield, Oregon Centre Hall, Pennsylvania Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tullahoma, Tennessee Arlington, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Town And Country, Washington Menomonie, Wisconsin