Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.
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Mounding, deciduous shrub with red leaves flecked with white, yellow flowers and thorns
Remove spent flower stalks to prevent unwanted seedlings
Plant in full sun to light shade; foliage color better in full sun
Prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Height: 3-5 feet Width: 3-4 feet
Hardy in zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.
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