Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6
Additional Tags: shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Mitella diphyllaAlso known as:
Mitella diphylla is a woodland wildflower that rises on slender stems to 18" high with a pair of opposite leaves near the middle. The delicate raceme is adorned with small, white, 5-petaled flowers that look like exquisite snowflakes.
Native to eastern North America up to Quebec, the delicate nature of this plant makes it well suited sprinkled among the sparse undergrowth of a woodland or shade garden. Miterwort must be kept moist and shaded. It blooms in spring from April through June. Zones 3-6
Divide by root division in late winter or early spring. Slow to mature from seed.
The flowers of the mitewort are so unique, they make this species worth collecting for any gardener who's into "show and tell".
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
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