• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Evergreen Filler for Shade
    Mid- to Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BEEZ-ee-a del-to-FIL-a
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Mid- to Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsSweet Flag (Acorus); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Fern (Athyrium); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Snakeroot (Cimicifuga)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.


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