Long-lived perennial. Slowly spreading ground covering mounds with small spider-like flowers (yellow spurs, orange-red centers).
Tolerant to black walnuts and drier shade.
Airy look, branched flowering stems can be up to 24" long.
Easy to grow plant, pest and disease free. Leaves will stay evergreen (in warmer zones) to semi evergreen.
The only maintenance is cutting the laves back at the end of winter - so you remove freeze-damaged leaves, which also helps with better flower show.
Blooming Time: April/May, May
Size: Usually 24" high x 24-36" wide
USDA Zones: 5 to 8
Culture: half shade, light shade, dappled shade, dry-mesic, medium-moist conditions, adaptable to different soils - clay-loam, loam or rocky ground. Best in neutral or slightly acidic soil with some organic material (decaying leaves, compost, hummus) is useful when planting. In cooler areas with enough moisture it will tolerate more (nearly full) sun. In hotter climates require more shade.
Moisture Needs: medium dry, medium wet; established plants are drought tolerant.
Origin: garden origin, introduced by Robin White, patented under PP17197, propagation is prohibited
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes/yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: no/no (or very little)
Attracts Hummingbirds: no
Plant combinations : Great for any sized garden, shade or half shade bed, woodland gardens and edges, shade corners of rock garden. Combine with Aquilegia, Anemone hupehensis, Asarum, Astrantia, Brunnera, Bergenia, Dicentra, Digitalis, Euphorbia amygdaloides, Gallium odoratum, Geum, Heucherella and Heuchera, Hosta, Podophyllum, Phlox carolina hybrids, Phlox divaricata, Polemonium, Polygonatum, Primula, Persicaria amplexicaulis, Pulmonaria, Stylophorum, Tradescantia, Tiarella, Uvularia, Viola.
Grasses like Carex, Chasmantium or Hakonechloa or ferns. Goes well with spring ephemerals (Mertenisa, Sanquinaria, Trillium etc.)
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot