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Virginia Spring Beauty

Virginia Spring Beauty

Virginia Spring Beauty

If you are looking for a great flower for your garden, the Virginia Spring beauty, Claytonia virginica, may be the plant for you. It is a beautiful white flower with darkish pink stripes. Many of these flowers are clustered into a loose bunch. This can be a great way to fill up a gap or other space in your garden that some flowers would not be able to fit in. The Spring beauty is an attractive spring perennial that can quickly grow in large patches if you want it to be the center point of a garden.In its natural habitat, this spring perennial grows in huge patches underground. The root of this flower was even eaten during colonial times. It was essential for the survival of colonialists during harsh winters where other food was scarce. It is recommended to grow this flower in partly shady places. Rich soils that are usually moist are also ideal growing areas for these flowers. However, the Virginia Spring beauty is a flower that can tolerate growing in most varieties of soil. If you want to improve your local bee population, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has listed this flower as one that creates significant value for native bees. When the snow starts to melt and early spring wildflowers begin to emerge, the beauty of the spring is all around us. What better wildflower to enjoy at this time than Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)! The early flowering of this small woodland plant is great for pollinators including honey bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, mason bees, cuckoo bees, Halictid bees, and Andrenid bees. Because Spring Beauty can survive in more degraded habitats compared to most spring-blooming woodland species, it is still relatively common to see wild populations throughout the Midwestern and Eastern US. The flower color is pale pink from a distance but a close look reveals five white petals striped with pink.

3-packs and trays of 32, 38, or 50 plants leave our Midwest greenhouses based on species readiness (being well-rooted for transit) and order date; Spring shipping is typically early May through June, and Fall shipping is mid-August through September. Potted 3-packs and trays of 38 plugs are started from seed in the winter so are typically 3-4 months old when they ship. Trays of 32/50 plugs are usually overwintered so are 1 year old. Plant tray cells are approximately 2” wide x 5” deep in the trays of 38 and 50, and 2.5" wide x 3.5" deep in the 3-packs and trays of 32; ideal for deep-rooted natives. Full-color tags and planting & care instructions are included with each order.POTTED PLANTS (Trays of 32/38/50 plugs and 3-packs) typically begin shipping early May and go into June; shipping time is heavily dependent on all the species in your order being well-rooted. If winter-spring greenhouse growing conditions are favorable and all species are well-rooted at once, then we ship by order date (first come, first serve). We are a Midwest greenhouse, and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Pre-Designed Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can't ship before early May. Earlier shipment requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

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