Beesia deltophyllaItem #5002 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
A gently-spreading evergreen groundcover from the Dan Hinkley Collection with exceptionally shiny, green to gunmetal blue, heart-shaped leaves. The foliage creates a handsome backdrop for the pretty star-shaped spring flowers. This fuss-free filler thrives in dappled shade, perfect for a narrow bed, tree understory or woodland garden.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BEEZ-ee-a del-to-FIL-aDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Mid to Late SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsSweet Flag (Acorus); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Fern (Athyrium); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Snakeroot (Cimicifuga)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, humusy, moist, well-drained soils with dappled or bright shade. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil, but tolerates dry shade in cooler regions. Clip spent flower stems in late summer. Prune old foliage in early spring to rejuvenate.Light Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- 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.