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Hippo® Red Polka Dot Plant Hypoestes phyllostachya

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
22" 14"
Height
16" - 22"
Spread
8" - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    FANCY, yet UNFUSSY.

    Dark green and red speckled foliage.

    Award Winner
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    16 - 22 Inches
    Spacing: 
    6 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 14 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Speckled red and dark green to black
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes and containers.  Best in part shade to shade, but will tolerate sun in some climates

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to care for.

    Hippo® Red Hypoestes phyllostachya 'G14158' USPP 32,914, Can PBRAF
  • 9 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2020 Top Performer Iowa State
    2020 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2020 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2020 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University
    2020 Director's Select & Best of Species - Shade Penn State
    2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer - Final Michigan State University
    2020 Perfect Score All Season Oregon State University
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  • 1 Recipe

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