This is an old garden favorite that features fragrant, funnel-shaped, tubular flowers (2” long) with five flaring petal-like lobes.
Flowers bloom from early/mid-summer to fall. Flowers come in pink, rose, red, magenta, yellow and white, sometimes with interesting mottling and striping. Different colored flowers often appear on the same plant. Flowers open in the late afternoon (around four o’clock) and stay open only until the following morning
Tuberous rooted tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. In northern states, it is usually grown as a warm weather annual, though tubers may be dug in fall. It is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Set out tubers or overwinter tubers after last frost.
Tuberous roots may be dug in fall and stored over winter in a barely moist medium in a cool, dry corner of the basement or frost-free garage. The main advantage to digging the tubers is that plants tend to flower much better from established roots.
Hardiness zone: 9 to 11
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to frost
Bloom Description: Pink, rose, red, magenta, yellow, white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Annual, Rain Garden
Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Wet Soil