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Parnassia grandifolia

Grass of Parnassus

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Parnassia grandifolia (Grass of Parnassus). An evergreen perennial herb from temperate USA.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Central and South Eastern USA

Interest and use

Saucer-shaped flowers, suitable for rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade and do not allow to become dry in summer. Some species are very difficult to cultivate and will only grow well in naturally damp, grassy meadows or damp, peat soil. All species are very hardy.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division of established clumps.

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