DIY Network

Flowers and Grasses

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

More in Outdoors

purple heart plant known for deep purple foliage
Photo 3 of 12Tender perennial groundcover known for its deep purple foliage and three-petaled pink flowers

Purple Heart Plant (3 of 12)

Plant in full sun to partial shade; color is better in full sun
Plant in moist but well-drained, rich soil
Fertilize in spring
Height: to 8 inches; Width: to 18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones: 8-11
Zones 2-7: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in moist, well-drained soil; bring indoors before frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun to light shade; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.
Zone 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove any dead foliage in the fall.

Next Photo: Gopher Spurge

Advertisement