|Common Name||Alum root|
|US Patent #||PP25428|
|EU Grant #||EU39842|
|Bloom Time||May, June|
|Foliage Color||Orange, Pink, Purple|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Marmalade' and 'Ginger Peach', the leaves are more ruffled, highly colored, and glossy (rather than matte). The foliage holds its color extremely well. Has villosa and ruffle breeding.|
|Landscape Value||Accent, borders, mixed beds or containers.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||8" / 12" / 18"|
|Soil (Garden)||Moderately well drained, organic Soil (Garden) types are best.|
|Water (Garden)||Average, better too dry than too wet when established.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Winter Color|
You will love this plant with its brightly colored, seriously ruffled leaves. 'Zipper' leaves are well-colored all year and change from orange in spring and fall to golden amber in summer and winter, always with its magenta backs showing. This ruffle was bred with H. villosa which gives the larger leaf size, better heat and humidity tolerance. The ruffle breeding gives the good cold tolerance.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderatley between waterings.|
|EC||0.6 – 0.9|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||100 – 150 ppm|
|Notes||Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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