|Common Name||Alum root|
|US Patent #||PP25428|
|EU Grant #||EU39842|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||8" / 12" / 18"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||May, June|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Leaf Color||Orange, Pink, Purple|
|Soil||Moderately well drained, organic soil types are best.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.5|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Winter Color|
|Nutritional Needs||100 - 150 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average, better too dry than too wet when established.|
|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.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Grower Notes||Be careful not to bury the crowns when planting.|
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.
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