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Patti's Pink™ Isotoma

Isotoma axillaris 'ISOPAPI'

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Patti's Pink Isotoma (Isotoma axillaris 'ISOPAPI') at Roger's Gardens

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma flowers

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Star Flower

Brand:  Proven WInners

Description:

This stunning, steady bloomer features star shaped, pink flowers that rise above green foliage; this eye-catching, compact mounded plant is great for use in landscaping and containers; a heat tolerant and low maintenance plant that will bloom into fall

Ornamental Features

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma features showy pink star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall. Its threadlike leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Patti's Pink™ Isotoma is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features