It created 12 divisions from one rhizome in one season, so this one gets an A in my book..it!Going to try Humbert next---the giant red one, and Bengal Pretoria, the striped leaves one.
This is the second summer I've had them and I'm having to really thin them out.Perennials Ponds and Aquatics Tropicals and Tender Perennials8-10 ft. Well, little by little it had babies that made their way to a sunnier area and those babies are all grown up and flowering. (45-60 cm)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)USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)Full Sun Orange Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Blooms repeatedly Grown for foliage Evergreen Herbaceous Good Fall Color Smooth Unknown - Tell us6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)Unknown - Tell us By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed Blue-Green Burgundy/Maroon Dark/Black Orange/Apricot Unknown - Tell us Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens Unknown - Tell us This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:, (2 reports)Arley, Alabama Irvington, Alabama Mesa, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)Queen Creek, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Camarillo, California Encinitas, California Hayward, California Quartz Hill, California Ripon, California San Francisco, California Clifton, Colorado Clearwater, Florida Lutz, Florida Miami, Florida Trenton, Florida Braselton, Georgia (2 reports)Canton, Georgia Shawnee Mission, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Deridder, Louisiana Springfield, Massachusetts Sterling, Massachusetts Iuka, Mississippi Waynesboro, Mississippi Las Cruces, New Mexico Roswell, New Mexico Elba, New York Elk City, Oklahoma Hulbert, Oklahoma Coal Center, Pennsylvania Luquillo, Puerto Rico Bluffton, South Carolina Newberry, South Carolina Clarksville, Tennessee Morrison, Tennessee Austin, Texas Fate, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Fritch, Texas Harlingen, Texas Houston, Texas Paige, Texas San Antonio, Texas Winnsboro, Texas Layton, Utah Provo, Utah Saint George, Utah Manassas, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Stafford, Virginia Kalama, Washington White Center, Washington West Bend, Wisconsinshow all On Jun 14, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote: I planted the original in too much shade but didn't care too much because I loved the foilage.This is my second year for growing them from transplanted bulbs. On Jul 15, 2009, Growin Engr Girl from Pocatello, ID (Zone 5a) wrote: I have these planted in a rather exposed area of my back yard.this winter I will dig a few up to put in hibernation and cut the rest off and mulch to see if they can survive the Indiana winter. They receive full sun all day and put up with 100 degree temps.
From my original stock of 2 that I discovered in the garden in a dry zone with no water (they never grew well or flowered) I moved them and now have about 30 dotted around the place close to irrigation fonts. They are multiplying pretty good but nothing like the Florence Vaughan.