• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Mounding form, 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Mounding form, 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Flower color:Brown
    Design IdeasA great filler for perennial borders or as a ground cover. Plant in a shady, moist location with other water loving perennials and shrubs. Attractive addition to low lying wetlands, streambeds, or near ponds and water features. Orange foliage will brighten those low lying, shady areas of your garden or add interest to an Asian inspired design.
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Iris (Iris); Ligularia (Ligularia); Foam Flower (Tiarella)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, evenly moist soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Benefits from some shade in hot summer areas. For a neat appearance, old foliage may be gently raked to remove. Prune very lightly just before new growth emerges in spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years as needed.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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