Annual – Sun
Ht. 6’-8’ Spread 6’-8’
HABIT: Open spreading growth in summer. Yellow flowers in spiked clusters. Large compound leaves. Gets large in one season. Native to the tropics.
CULTURE: Needs sun, loose organic soil and moderate water and fertilization. Prune back after flowering.
USES: Dramatic accent plant, late summer color, background and annual color for large open areas.
PROBLEMS: Too large for small residential gardens.
NOTES: Parks departments use together with cannas for a carefree colorful show.