• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Summer to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ser-at-o-STIG-ma plum-bag-gi-NOI-deez
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer to Early Fall
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable and thrives in a wide range of soil types; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space 18 to 24 in. apart; closer for faster fill. Control weeds until the plants have covered the area. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Pruning time: winter.
    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: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.