Chamaelirium luteum

Devil's Bit

$ 12.95

Item #: 1462
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

From a basal cluster of evergreen, elliptic or oblong leaves, 1 to 3 foot tall flower stems sprout up and are topped with masses of tiny white, tightly packed white flowers. Ranging throughout the eastern US, this interesting perennial flowers in late spring/early summer and prefers rich, moist soil, and partial to full shade. Eventually plants will naturalize and form sizeable colonies. Female plants have taller erect flowering stems while those of male plants grow shorter and droop at the ends like fairy wands.

 

Characteristics

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Half and half, Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24, 24 to 36

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer

Typical Height

30in

Spread

18in

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9