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Claytonia virginica

Spring beauty

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite and pink striped
  • Leaf ColourBronze

Description

Claytonia virginica (Spring beauty). This is a low clumped perennial, The young leaves are bronzy and will become glossy medium green in maturity. The flowers are striped pink or white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous or Succulent

Origin

Eastern N. America. A garden escape in Britain

Interest and use

Rock garden, wildflower/meadow, flowers and foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids under glass.

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