• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall in landscape; can be kept at 2 ft. in containers.
    Key Feature:
    Striking Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sen-NEESH-shee-oh fy-KOY-deez
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall in landscape; can be kept at 2 ft. in containers.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasAdds a bold, sculptural element to succulent gardens and xeriscapes.
    Companion PlantsKangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos); Sedum (Sedum); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Aloe (Aloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable, provided well-draining soil with low moisture. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established requires occasional water in hot, dry summers, less during cool seasons; take care not to overwater. Pinch back upright stems periodically to encourage lower, bushier growth.
    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: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.