• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms shrubby mound 8 to 10 in. tall, 8 to 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Wonderful Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-i-KRI-sum am-or-RIJ-in-um
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Average landscape size:Forms shrubby mound 8 to 10 in. tall, 8 to 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsNew Zealand Flax (Phormium); Yarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Rock Rose (Cistus); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, enriched, loose, well-drained soil; does not tolerate heavy, water-logged soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild dry spells. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in 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
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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