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Claytonia virginica

Spring Beauty

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Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

Small, five-petalled, pinkish-white flowers bloom in loose, open clusters from February through May. Plants will naturalize and form colonies over time, giving a soft, carpet-like effect. Like other ephemerals, plants become dormant after they bloom but reappear reliably in subsequent years.

Additional Information:


Height
5-10 Inches

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Spread
3-4 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Missouri Gooseberry (Ribes missouriense), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map