• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Tufted mounds 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-kem-ILL-uh MAW-liss
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24, 31 - 43
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Tufted mounds 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Special features:Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Green
    Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasPlant generously in the beds and borders of your English cottage garden. Auslese is a more tidy, well behaved cultivar prized for its bright lime green flower sprays. Use as a groundcover, cascading over the top of containers, and in cut flower displays all summer long. This versatile perennial is wonderful planted in mass within a naturalistic setting, offering unique textural variations to wild garden compositions. Ideal for edging water gardens, stone ledges, walkways and paths.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Great plant for dry shade. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years after flowering in spring.Pruning time: summer.
    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 full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.