Features deep burgundy, maple-shaped leaves with serrated edges – an attractive look similar to a Japanese Maple. Ideally suited to the landscape, this drought and heat-resistant variety also combines well in containers with other vigorous sun-loving plants. Foliage will have green/rust tones early, but will mature to burgundy in full sun. Combines well with other vigorous sun-loving plants in containers. Can be grown directly in the water as a pond plant too! Ht 1 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 ft in), spreads 60 – 90 cm (2 – 3 ft). Can be grown directly in water as a pond plant
Plant seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks in advance of intended date for transplanting to the garden. Germinates best at 22 C (70 F). Cover seed lightly with soil medium. Germinates in 7 to 14 days. Grow on with day temperature at 25 (75 F) and night temperature at 22 (70 F). Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Will grow in full sun, great in containers, space 60 cm (2 ft) apart.