- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun
Easily grown in dry, sandy or gravelly, well-drained soils in full sun. May be grown in clay soils as long as drainage is good and soils do not remain wet. Shallow fibrous roots. Plants often spread in the wild to form colonies as pads break off and root nearby. Similarly, plants are easily propagated by cuttings: previous year's pads may be severed at the joint during the growing season, dried for a week and then planted directly in the garden (joint wound down) or in a potting medium. May also be grown from seed with moderate difficulty.
Size and growth:
- 0.5 to 1.0 foot
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - July
- Yellow (sometimes with reddish eye)
Has thorns, Natural, Edible fruit, Showy flowers, Showy bark, Showy fruit, Yellow, and Evergreen
US native plant
Eastern and central United States
Rock gardens. Stone walls. Sandy slopes. Dry prairie areas. Small area ground cover.
No serious insect or disease problems. Various rots may occur, particularly when plants are grown in soils with poor drainage or too much moisture.