• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful, Waterwise Succulent
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-um
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsLittle Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soil. Takes light shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; take care not to over water. As groundcover, space plants 12 - 18 in. apart, 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, needs only occasional watering.


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