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.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 6 to 10 in. tall, spreading slowly by underground stems.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Tiny white flowers in spring and early summer
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
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 Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
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.