• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 15 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding, Upright
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Black
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Companion PlantsTickseed (Coreopsis); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Cranesbill (Geranium); Yarrow (Achillea); Basket of Gold (Alyssum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Benefits from light shade in very hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Space 12 to 15 inches apart as groundcover; closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.
    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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A Monrovia exclusive introduction for 2019, from Terra Nova Nurseries.