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Hexastylis minor

Native Plants

Cyclamen-Leaved Ginger

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Summary

This lustrous evergreen perennial is a welcome addition in the shady border. In the spring and summer months, the heart-shaped leaves of this ginger are dark green with lighter sage-green mottling, turning maroon-purple in autumn and persisting through winter. The 6” tall mounds of pest free evergreen foliage performs best in well drained soils. Once established, cyclamen-leaved ginger tolerates moderate drought conditions. The inconspicuous burgundy-brown flowers are borne at ground-level beneath the leaves in early spring. Cyclamen-leaved ginger is attractive against a backdrop of mosses. It also combines well with Thelypteris noveboracensis, Enemion biternatum, Iris cristata, or Carex laxiculmis ‘Hobb’.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    partial-shade, shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    purple, red 
  • Soil Type
    mid-spring 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black