Popular garden shrubs with medium growth rate and, once planted, they can live for years with a minimal amount of care. These plants are hardy in mild temperate areas.
The long branches may be nipped during frosty weather, but the shrub will rebound in spring. Keep plants blooming longer by picking off spent blooms and fruits. To encourage branching, prune plants heavily in the spring and pinch off the tips of the new growth. Continue to pinch until the plant is filled out.
Height: up to 5 or 6 feet
Space: 2 or 3 feet
Exposure: Sun or part sun - Bloom Time: June-December
unless there is early frost.
Soil: Rich, moist soil with good drainage
Water: deeply enough to saturate the soil only when the top 1-2
inches of soil is dried. Do not over water.