Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Evergreens, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Color: brown
Leaf Color: green, white, multi-color
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, evergreen, fall interest, shade garden plant, woodland plant
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Hexastylis shuttleworthiiAlso known as:
little brown jug,
Hexastylis shuttleworthii is a low growing evergreen plant with very attractive, green, white-veined, leathery leaves that strongly resemble those of the common, florist cyclamen. The tubular, trumpet-like brown flowers may be dotted with white. They appear buried below the foliage and are therefore visually inconsequential.
A woodland plant native to the southern Appalachian range, the largeflower heartleaf enjoys rich, moist, acidic soil. Dappled sunlight will produce better leaf variegation. It is a slow grower but under ideal conditions, it will grow into large clumps and may be used as an effective evergreen ground cover for shade. Blooms in May. Zones 6-7
Slow to establish, mature clumps may be divided in spring or fall.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, GA, MS, NC, NY, SC, TN, VA
USDA Endangered Status:
- Unusual: GA
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