This plant's three-lobed, veined leaves are dark purple when they emerge and later turn green. Greenish brown or yellowish brown flowers appear in mid- and late spring, turning into waxy blue berries that dangle beneath the leaves.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBerries split open to reveal berry-like seeds that turn from green to blue. Very slow to increase in size.
CareGrow in moist, humus-rich, acidic soil, in part to full shade in a woodland setting.
PropagationDivide in spring while dormant or after blooming. Sow seeds in containers in an open frame; germination is slow and erratic.
ProblemsFungal spots sometimes occur.
- Genus : Caulophyllum
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Flower Color : Green, Yellow
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Fruit
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest