• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Plant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a REE-penz
    Plant type:Shrub, Groundcover
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 18-24 in. tall, spreading to 3-4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasHere is one of the best native groundcovers for gardens with lots of oak trees and deer. Dense prickly growth can be used as an edging material to ease the transition from paving to a shade garden. A natural drought-resistant component of wild and woodland gardens for weed control and around the edges of landscape boulders. Looks lovely spreading out in Asian-style gardens beneath shrubs that have lost their lower leaves.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.