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Galax urceolata

Beetleweed

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Galax urceolata (Beetleweed). This perennial will grow about 30cm high it will spread by creeping rhizomes, this species will produce beautiful groundcover beneath the deciduous or lightly foliaged evergreen trees. Its low growth will make it an ideal edging plant in shady areas.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

S.E. USA

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It is useful for underplanting shrubs.

Propagation

Division of rooted runners in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails.

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