• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 in. tall, spreading to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Succulent Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 in. tall, spreading to 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAster (Aster); Yarrow (Achillea); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Benefits from light shade in very hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Space 12 to 18 inches apart for groundcover; closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.
    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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    From breeder Chris Hansen, this is one of the first three Sunsparkler® groundcover hybrids that were selected from over 4,000 seedlings after several years of hybridizing and evaluation in west Michigan field trials. U.S. Plant Patent #24,632 was issued in July, 2014.