The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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A whole painter's palette of colors in every bloom.
Sister Rosie® Scotch broom brings more to your garden: more color, more flowers, more texture! In spring, the plant springs back to life with hundreds of pea-shaped flowers in dusky pink with red and yellow lips. Nothing else looks quite like it, and it is especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. Scotch broom loves sunny, dry conditions, which these bulbs also like, so pairing them together works visually as well as horticulturally! After blooming, wiry green stems are covered in tiny leaves, which provide a unique textural effect. We do not recommend this plant for the Northwest.
Top reasons to grow Sister Rosie® Scotch broom:
- Multiple true, rich colors in every bloom.
- Very deer resistant
- Thrives in hot, sunny sitesDrought TolerantSalt TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Yellow and RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This upright Scotch broom has a distinctive broom-like silhouette that makes it a striking textural accent in garden beds and landscaping planting. Needs full sun and well-drained soil.Maintenance Notes:
Needs very well-drained soils, especially during periods of cold temperatures. Mostly maintenance-free, but if it does look a bit scruffy, you can give it a light trim after it blooms in spring.Sister Rosie® Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSDRY' USPP 30,176