This dainty but tough groundcover performs well amongst tree roots in shaded areas. Masses of tiny white flowers appear in airy racemes in spring for 6 weeks. The flowers seem to float above the foliage and blend beautifully with other native species such as crested iris (Iris cristata) and woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata).
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Clouds of foamy white or pinkish flowers for 6 weeks in spring
Good source of nectar in early spring
Excellent ground cover for shade
Provides protective cover for woodland critters
Easy to grow in a variety of locations and conditions
Rich woods; Nova Scotia and Ontario to Wisconsin south to Alabama and Georgia.
Easy to grow in dry to moist soil in part to full shade. Spreads by stolons to form a solid ground cover in organically rich, moisture-retentive soils. Soil should not be allowed to dry out completely, but wet soil, particularly in winter, can be fatal.
Mature Size: 8-10in. Tall x 15-18in. Wide
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
Providing high-quality cover for wildlife by mimicking the many structural layers of natural plant communities will support increased wildlife diversity in your landscape. Tall trees used with medium shrubs and lower wildflowers, ferns and sedges will allow your yard to teem with activity.