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May-Apple

Podophyllum peltatum  • 

Photo: May-Apple

May-Apple

General description

Native to the Eastern Deciduous Forests of USA.  In the Barberry Family. Has a single nodding waxy flower attached between and underneath large umbrella-like leaves. Ethereal.  Leaves last into mid-summer.

Plant requirements

Partial shade; damp loamy soil. Will tolerate some clay.

Maintenance

Spreads via underground rhizomes and makes lovely clusters.

Properties

Height
0 - 40 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Sunlight
Partial shade
PH
Acid, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy