• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide, spreading wider over time.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Blooms:
    Summer to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ser-at-o-STIG-ma plum-bag-gi-NOI-deez
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    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, spreading wider over time.
    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 to a wide range of soil types; avoid wet, poorly-drained sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space plants 1 1/2 ft. apart as a groundcover, or closer for faster coverage; control weeds until plants fill in.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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.