• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clump-forming, 6 to 10 in. tall and 8 to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden
    Blooms:
    Late Fall to Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:saks-if-FRAG-uh for-TOO-nee-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clump-forming, 6 to 10 in. tall and 8 to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:Late Fall to Late Winter
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide moist but well-drained soil in partial to deep shade. Best in a shaded position with over-story shelter, particularly in harsh climates. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be over-wintered indoors in colder northern zones. Semi-evergreen in mild climates. Clumps may be divided 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).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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