Beesia deltophyllaItem #5002 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
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Excellent gently-spreading perennial from the Dan Hinkley Collection. Exceptionally shiny, green to gunmetal blue heart-shaped leaves make a handsome backdrop to the pretty star-shaped flowers in mid to late spring. This fuss-free filler thrives in dappled to deep shade, perfect for narrow beds, tree understory or woodland garden. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, weekly or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BEEZ-ee-a del-to-FIL-aDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Mid- to Late SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsSweet Flag (Acorus); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Fern (Athyrium); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Snakeroot (Cimicifuga)
- CareCare InformationThrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates dry shade when established; best with regular moisture during hot, dry spells. Clip spent flower stems in late summer. Prune old foliage in early spring to rejuvenate.Light Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, weekly or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:When Dan Hinkley collected the seeds for Beesia deltophylla in China in the 1960s he was immediately intriuged by the species, but frustrated by the virtual absence in any reference book. This particular selection was collected in 1998 in Sichuan Province.