• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Arching stems to 1 ft. tall, slowly spreading to form a dense patch.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dy-spor-OP-sis PERN-yee-eye
    Plant type:Groundcover
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Arching stems to 1 ft. tall, slowly spreading to form a dense patch.
    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, such as Astilbe and Rhododendron and lower accents such as corydalis and hostas. Large specimen ferns also combine well, try Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' or Dryopteris celsa.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, 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 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
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection was collected by Dan Hinkley in China's Sichuan Province.