|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China, Russia and Japan
Deciduous upright stems bearing purple, almost black, lustrous, succulent leaves, topped by heads of dark pink star-shaped flowers in late summer. These are rich in nectar for bees and butterflies and continue to look attractive in winter when they have gone to seed. A tough, hardy, drought-resistant plant.
Grow in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. The soil shouldn’t be too rich, and improve drainage by adding grit to the planting hole if necessary.
Eventual mature plant size :
Mature height and spread after 1 – 2 years 50cm x 50cm