Full Sun to Partial Sun to Full Shade – A nonstop display in shades of red, pink and white from early spring until frost. Popular as an edging, border and in containers. Beautiful planted in mass. Bronze and mahogany-leaved varieties will tolerate almost full sun, green-leaved varieties require shade or morning sun only. Requires more water in higher temperatures and will wilt if too dry, but recovers quickly. Cut back in summer. Plant in shade only during the summer. Susceptible to severe aphids and spider mites.