• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly, or more in extreme heat; less often, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Succulent
    Blooms:
    Late Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum speck-TAB-ih-lee
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 29 - 43
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic, Xeric
    Companion PlantsTickseed (Coreopsis); Yarrow (Achillea); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Basket of Gold (Alyssum); Cranesbill (Geranium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in lean, very well-drained soil. Benefits from a gravel mulch. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Fertilize in spring. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.
    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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water weekly, or more in extreme heat; less often, once established.