• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 to 8 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Early Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Mid-Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:saks-if-FRAG-uh ar-END-see-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 to 8 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Mid-Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average to enriched, evenly moist, well drained soils. Thrives in cool summer areas. Shear lightly after blooming to remove flower stems and rejuvenate. Feed in early spring and again after flowering.
    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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.