Disporopsis jinfushanensisItem #5356 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
This tough-as-nails evergreen perennial is winter hardy with beautiful foliage and flowers. Lance-shaped leaves are a glossy, dark green with recessed, parallel veins. In spring, each leaf axil gives way to a superb white bell-like flower. Arching shoots spread slowly, creating a versatile and attractive, weed-smothering ground cover, best suited for dappled shade areas.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Arching shoots 15 in. tall spread slowly to 24 in. wide in 10 years.Key Feature:Shade LovingBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dy-spor-OP-sis PERN-yee-eyeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Arching shoots 15 in. tall spread slowly to 24 in. wide in 10 years.Special features:Compact FormFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFlowers for CuttingDesign IdeasIn the garden it's an elegant clumping perennial with great garden versatility. It will slowly spread to 2 feet wide in 10 years. Its low-growing form is complemented by taller, dappled-shade loving perennials and evergreen shrubs, such as Astilbe and Rhododendron. .
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide a moist, well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This selection was collected by Dan Hinkley in China's Sichuan Province.