Vancouveria hexandra

American Barrenwort

Turning their blossoms inside-out with petals arced backward, these dainty wildflowers grace a shaded bed or woodland garden. The Latin name honors Captain George Vancouver, 18th century explorer of their native Pacific Northwest. Low-growing round, flat leaves make a good ground cover under Rhododendrons and Camellias, and appealing fill-ins for floral arrangements. Plant in fertile soil and mulch to keep roots moist. Once established, they naturalize readily. Need watering only in prolonged dry spells. Grow more in early spring or fall by dividing clumps or sowing seeds.
Vancouveria hexandra, American Barrenwort
More delicate than those of other species, its trembling leaves have the look of a large maidenhair fern.

Attributes - Vancouveria hexandra

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil.

 
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