Sequim Rare Plants, Sequim, WA 98382

Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'

Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'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.


flowers of Mukdenia 'Crimson Fans' 

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