|Plant Type:||Half Hardy Perennial|
|Garden Height:||24 – 30 Inches|
|Spacing:||12 – 18 Inches|
|Flower Colors:||Pink, Red, Salmon|
|Foliage Colors:||Green and White|
|Light Requirement:||Full to Part Sun|
|Bloom Time:||Planting to Frost|
|Hardiness Zones:||9a, 9b, 10a, 10b|
|Uses:||Containers, Garden, Landscape Beds|
The plants are self-cleaning, so no deadheading is necessary. Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. The variegated Alonsoa from Penhow are very heat tolerant and will generally flower year-round in mild, west-coast climates. If plant flush out of flower, lightly trim the plants back to shape, as this will increase branching and will result in more blooms once the plants begin flowering again.
A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.