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Vancouveria hexandra


American Barrenwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.536.050


Closely related to the true Barrenwort (Epimedium) this is a species native from the Pacific northwest down into California. Plants form a low mound of fine-textured evergreen leaves, bearing airy sprays of white flowers above in late spring. The habit is clumping at first, but these will slowly spread to form a small patch. Although often recommended for dry shade conditions, these truly are happiest in a rich, moist woodland soil on the acidic side. Useful for mass planting as a groundcover, for edging or in the shady rock garden.

Further details for
Vancouveria hexandra

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Vancouveria hexandra


American Barrenwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.536.050


Closely related to the true Barrenwort (Epimedium) this is a species native from the Pacific northwest down into California. Plants form a low mound of fine-textured evergreen leaves, bearing airy sprays of white flowers above in late spring. The habit is clumping at first, but these will slowly spread to form a small patch. Although often recommended for dry shade conditions, these truly are happiest in a rich, moist woodland soil on the acidic side. Useful for mass planting as a groundcover, for edging or in the shady rock garden.

Further details for
Vancouveria hexandra

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.