• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a clump 8 to 12 in. tall, 6 to 8 in. wide; spreads wider by rhizomes.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Insignificant; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KARE-eks oh-shih-MEN-sis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a clump 8 to 12 in. tall, 6 to 8 in. wide; spreads wider by rhizomes.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Insignificant; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Brown
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLigularia (Ligularia); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Astilbe (Astilbe); Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, moist soil. Best color in bright shade; avoid harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Old, faded foliage may be gently raked to remove. Prune very lightly just before new growth emerges in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Winner of Plantarium 2016 Silver Medal.

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