Burning Bush Kochia Scoparia is a vigorous annual that is mostly grown for its unique foliage. Burning Bush seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors after last frost. Also called Summer Cypress or Mexican Fireweed this ornamental, shrubby annual grows upright and features rounded, symmetrical, cone-like growth habit. Kochia Scoparia produces feathery green foliage that changes its color to intense red in late summer and early fall.
Burning Bush is an outstanding foliage plant that makes superb accent in any garden. Kochia is a popular ornamental flower for bordering, container planting, hedging and screening. Kochia Scoparia seeds need light to germinate, so the surface sowing is required. The established Burning Bush grows best in full sun and dry or moist soil with good drainage provided, and Summer Cypress self-sows itself freely for the next season appearance.
Height: 28 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.0
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-15 Days