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Hybrid mayapple, Asian mayapple

Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope'

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As the cultivar name suggests, the leaves of ‘Kaleidoscope’ have distinctive markings, which can range in color from silver to light green to nearly black. Maroon flowers bloom in early summer. This plant is mostly evergreen. The plant’s growth habit is umbrella-like. -Sylvia Matlock, Regional Picks: Northwest, Fine Gardening issue #127

Noteworthy CharacteristicsParts of plant are poisonous if ingested.

CareMoist, well-drained soil. Remove tattered leaves when new growth emerges in spring.

ProblemsMayapples tend to rot easily,

  • Genus : Podophyllum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers, Shade
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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