Why plant Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo?
A flirty and charming new variety of Heavenly Bamboo, Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo sets the stage for love to grow! Love for the intense color show that you experience year after year that is! In spring, the fresh growth blazes out in hues of dusky pink. As it matures, it transitions into deep reds to violets before settling down as a dark green-blue. The evergreen foliage on this stunning bamboo provides the perfect backdrop to highlight the striking colors new growth each spring! Coupled in with the compact growth habit and pest and disease resistance, the Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo will soon work its way into your heart - just as it has ours!
How to use Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo in the landscape?
Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo is a cutie-patootie that fits like a charm in the tight spots in your landscape. You can also plant this compact, dwarf variety as a low hedge, a foundation plant or as a stunning addition to your landscape. No matter HOW you use it, be sure to plant it front and center so enjoy the dazzling show of color!
Hardiness Zone: 6-10
How To Plant Flirt™ Heavenly Bamboo
Flirt grows best in full sun but can tolerate full shade if that is where this shrub is planted. This shrub prefers soil that is moist, rich, humusy with consistent watering. Once Flirt is established, this plant can be drought tolerant and is evergreen in warmer climates. Flirt does not flower or seed.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
With its compact habit, pruning is not going to be much of a concern. When needed, prune in early spring before it begins to grow.