Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Biennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: rich
Bloom Time: May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6
Additional Tags: colonizing, rare, shade garden plant, woodland plant
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Synandra hispidulaAlso known as:
Synandra hispidula is a member of the mint family. It has heart-shaped, fuzzy leaves and produces numerous spikes of large, showy, white flowers with purple-streaked lips. Flowers are up to 1.5" in size and plants are 2' to 3' tall.
If you are looking for a flowering shade plant nobody else has, this is the plant for you. Although this Synandra is a biennial, it self-seeds freely, and can be used as a perennial. Plants will propagate, creating lovely groups and even colonies under ideal conditions. It requires shade or part shade, rich, moist, well-drained soil. It blooms in May and June. Zones 5-6
Propagate from seed. Self-seeds readily.
Synandra hispidula is a rare plant about to be classified as endangered. This is due largely to the destruction of its natural habitat. In some states, the native population is down to a handful of stands in protected forests. It is imperative that wild specimens not be collected!
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, IL, IN, KY, NC, OH, TN, VA, WV
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