Spring beauty

Claytonia virginica

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Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Genus:  Claytonia
This low-growing, spring-blooming succulent touts 5-petaled, pale-pink striped flowers with strap-like foliage that continues to grow after bloom but disappears in late spring when the plants go into dormancy. It can literally carpet the ground in early spring, giving the impression of a light dusting of snow. Its flowers open when the sun is out and close when it is cloudy.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This native eastern North American wildflower can be somewhat invasive in optimum growing conditions. It produces sweet, edible underground tubers (corms) that taste like chestnut and were consumed by early Americans.
Care:  Grow in rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, massed in rock gardens, woodland gardens, meadows, naturalized areas, or wildflower gardens.
Propagation:  Sow seed in open containers in autumn.
Problems:  Downy mildew, rust, and aphids may occur.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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