• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow forms rosette clump 4 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Rock Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Summer to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sem-per-VEE-vum a-rak-NOY-dee-um
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow forms rosette clump 4 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Early Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Sedum (Sedum); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean, fast-draining soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    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 occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.