Be ready for an early spring show as this vigorous, shade lover bursts into bloom with clouds of purple eyed white flowers in late April. The flowers are 50% larger than other divaricata types and a magnet for nectar loving native insects. Mass this easy to grow plant as a spectacular groundcover.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Excellent source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
Tiger swallowtail butterflies find the flowers especially attractive
Fragrant, showy spring flowers
Foliage is burgundy in winter
Great ground cover in shade gardens and woodlands
Low maintenance and easy to grow
open, wooded areas with moist soils from Maine to South Dakota, south to Georgia and Oklahoma.
Only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops- the rest rely on native plants like this for food.
Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.