• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 10 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Tiny white flowers in spring and early summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pack-ee-SAND-rah ter-mi-NAL-is
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 10 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.
    Special features:Deer Resistant, Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Tiny white flowers in spring and early summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesRepeat Flowering
    Design IdeasThis has long been the most reliable cool-season groundcover for shade. Perfect for planting under the canopies of older trees, where little else grows. A lifesaver on the north sides of walls or north-facing slopes, and between tall multistory buildings. Works very nicely in the front of shaded borders or as filler between larger shrubs. Dense enough to keep down weeds, it is a great solution for dark parts of the garden, where other herbaceous plants fear to tread.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid harsh sun exposures. As a groundcover, space plants 2-3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.