Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: bog plant, clumping, colonizing, fragrant flowers, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Trautvetteria caroliniensisAlso known as:
Trautvetteria caroliniensis is a woodland wildflower with stunning 12" across, deeply lobed and deeply serrated green leaves. When colonized, these will create an impressive visual ground cover. The stems are terminally divided, up to 4' tall and bear clusters of white, fragrant flowers. They do not have petals, but their dense, extended white stamens form showy, white orbs.
Carolina bugbane is easy to grow in moist to wet, acidic soil, in part to full shade. It will tolerate some sun, so long as the plant's base is protected by a good layer of mulch to retain adequate moisture. It is commonly found growing around bogs and stream margins, and occasionally in wet, rocky crags. It spreads readily by seed, as well as by rhizomes, to form dense colonies. Trautvetteria caroliniensis is an excellent choice for a shade garden, pond margin, or consistently moist low spot in the garden. Blooms in June to August. Zones 5-8
Propagate by division or from seed.
Trautvetteria caroliniensis is the only species of the genus. It is rarely grown commercially, yet it is worthy of more widespread use.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OR, PA, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY
USDA Endangered Status:
- Extirpated: IN
- Rare: PA
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