Beesia deltophyllaItem #5002 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
Excellent evergreen groundcover from the Dan Hinkley Collection. Exceptionally shiny, green to gunmetal blue heart-shaped leaves and pretty star-shaped flowers in mid to late spring. This fuss-free filler thrives in dappled to deep shade, perfect for understory or woodland garden.
- 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.Special features:Easy CareFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Mid- to late spring.Flower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsBane (Cimicifuga); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationThrives in rich, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates dry shade but best with regular water during hot dry spells. Clip spent flower stems in late summer. Prune old foliage in early spring to rejuvenate.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering 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.