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Jeffersonia diphylla

Also called Rheumatism Root


Jeffersonia diphylla - Twinleaf

More About Jeffersonia diphylla

  • Small, white, eight-petalled, star-like flowers on wiry stems
  • Small, pear-shaped, fruit pods follow the flower, popping open when ripe
  • Long-stemmed, basal leaves with two, distinct lobes
  • Leaves are bluish-green in colour, 15 cm long
  • Leaves are small when in the plant is in flower, and reach maturity when the fruit ripens
  • Bloom Time: April
  • Flower Height: 20 cm
  • Flower Size: 2-3 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Jeffersonia is named after Thomas Jefferson, third president of the U.S. and an avid gardener.

Zone:

3

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

White

Twinleaf Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Leaf mulch is recommended to keep the roots moist and cool. Naturally found, but somewhat rare in decidous woodlands near low-lying areas or a river's edge. 

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Jeffersonia diphylla Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing