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Prosartes maculata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, loam

Height: 12"-30"

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: white, yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, rare, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Prosartes maculata

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Prosartes maculata

Also known as:

yellow mandarin


nodding mandarin

Scientific Synonyms:

Disporum maculatum


Prosartes maculata is a woodland wildflower with dark-green, glossy leaves on branched stems. The abundant nodding flowers hang in pairs, are up to 1 1/2" long, yellowish or creamy white, and delicately dotted with purple.. The fruit are fleshy and berry-like.


Easy to grow in a woodland-like setting where the plants will be exposed to filtered light, and the roots will remain cool. Moist, well-drained soil rich in organic material is best. Maintaining a layer of mulch around the plants is recommended to help retain soil moisture where summers are hot. Zones 5-7.


Propagate from seed or root division of mature clumps.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Special Concern: KY
  • Threatened: OH


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae Lily family
Genus Prosartes
Species Prosartes maculata yellow mandarin