• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms low-growing mat, only 2 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Insignificant flowers in summer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum MACK-kin-oy
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms low-growing mat, only 2 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Insignificant flowers in summer; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Aster (Aster); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Ice Plant (Delosperma)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Benefits from light shade and more frequent water in hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
    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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.