Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'
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flowering season: early spring
height: 10 to 12 inches
Light requirements: shade, filtered light
Soil requirements: average to rich
Water requirments: average to moist
Growth habit: low and spreading
How to propagate: dividing in early summer
Leaf type: 3 to 4-inch fingered leaves
Ways to use it: an unusual and colorful groundcover for the shade
Special characteristics: the leaves resemble the leaves of some maples
Clusters of small, white flowers appear on this groundcover in early spring. The fingered leaves are fan-shaped emerging bronze-green, that in strong light turn to crimson at the edges. In shade they will be a medium green. When cold weather arrives in fall, they turn to gold and crimson. Height will be twelve inches on an established plant. This likes partial shade and evenly moist ground throughout summer, and grows better across the cooler, more northerly part of North America. It is a Japanese hybrid of a species that is native to China and Korea. With age the plant will spread out from thick rhizomes. Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4. Also known as Aceriphyllum.
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