Before planting, prune lightly removing any bloom shoots. Plant outdoors in full sun and well draining soil after all threat of frost is gone. Water regularly until the plant is established and shooting up bloom stems. No fertilizer required. Adult plants do not like over watering. Plant on a hillside or in a raised bed away from landscape sprinklers. Adult plants do not transplant well either. They like to stay put in their original location. In colder climates, prune hard after blooms are spent and at least 6 weeks before first frost date. Remove all foliage and dead leaves from around the base of the plant. Plants may be covered with frost cloth or other cold barrier for winter but barrier should not be left on in sunny conditions with temps over 50*F/10*C.