Sunday, June 12, 2011
Vancouveria hexandra is found at low to mid elevations in our local forests and is a tough and adaptable perennial. Often evergreen in mild winter conditions, it is deciduous when grown in colder weather . It is also quite cold hardy and is reported to thrive in gardens in Pennsylvania and Vermont, far from its Pacific NW native habitat.
Vancouveria hexandra spreads slowly by underground rhizomes to form a charming groundcover to 18” tall. Grow in part to full shade in humus rich, moist to dry soil. Because of its drought tolerance, it is a welcome addition to our dry shade garden.
Posted by Wild Ginger Farm at 8:31 AM