• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumping foliage to 7 in. tall, 14 in. wide; flower spikes to 16 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEW-ker-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clumping foliage to 7 in. tall, 14 in. wide; flower spikes to 16 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLigularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Snakeroot (Actaea); Painted Fern (Athyrium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a rich, well-drained soil and water and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. Sun tolerant in cooler northern climates and with consistent moisture; best with dappled sun elsewhere. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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