• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Foliage for Shade
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAH-reks do-lee-ko-STAK-ee-a
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Brown
    Companion PlantsClethra (Clethra); Bee Balm (Monarda); Hosta (Hosta); Turtlehead (Chelone); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, loamy, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system. Once established, maintain evenly moist soil; does not tolerate dry conditions. For tidy appearance, cut back old foliage just before new growth emerges in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.