Vancouveria hexandra

Scientific name: Vancouveria hexandra


Common names: “Inside-out flower” “American barrenwort”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 5-7

Light: Part shade – Full shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Organically rich acidic soil

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: 1-1.5′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Basal leaves, each leaf with 3-lobed, heart-shaped leaflets

Flower: Drooping white flowers with swept back Petals and sepals , each with 6 petals and 6 sepals, nodding flowers atop a leafless stem rising above the foliage in late spring to early summer

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Groudcover, woodland garden, rock garden, border fronts, foundation

Propagate: By rhizome division

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria, nothing serious

Comments: Similar to Epimedium

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