Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, poorly-drained ones. Prefers somewhat infertile loams, but also does well in poor, rocky soils. Good drainage is essential. Shallow fibrous root system.
Culture: If the bloom is not a concern, stems may be cut back hard in early spring each year to a framework to induce growth of vigorous new shoots with slightly larger than normal leaves. Such hard annual pruning will control the size, but most likely at the expense of profuse flowering.
Easy to transplant.
Uses Single specimen, group, or mass in shrub borders or sunny areas around the home. The long-lasting summer smoke display makes this a striking accent plant. Also may be used as an informal hedge or screen (a smoke screen as it were). Can be trained as a small tree.