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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Pink Summersweet (6 of 12)

Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in wet to moist soil
Attracts butterflies
Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears
Height: to 8 feet; Width: 6-8 feet, spreading by suckers
Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; prune only if needed in early spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 5: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 6: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune only if needed in early spring.

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