• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps reach 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAH-reks test-uh-SEE-uh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Brown
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Ligularia (Ligularia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Bugbane (Cimicifuga); Iris (Iris)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average to enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. 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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.