• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Attractive Velvety Foliage
    Blooms:
    Insignificant; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:STAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Insignificant; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Catmint (Nepeta); Sedum (Sedum); Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
    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.

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