• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 12 to 15 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide in 10 years; wider with age.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dy-spor-OP-sis PERN-yee-eye
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows 12 to 15 in. tall, spreading to 24 in. wide in 10 years; wider with age.
    Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasIn the garden this elegant clumping perennial has great versatility. Slowly spreading to 2 feet wide in 10 years, its low-growing form is complemented by taller, dappled-shade loving perennials and evergreen shrubs, large specimen ferns, and lower accents such as corydalis and hostas.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fern (Osmunda); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Fumewort (Corydalis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, evenly moist soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates dry shade when established; best with regular moisture during hot, dry spells. Prune back 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).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection was collected by Dan Hinkley in China's Sichuan Province.