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Claytonia virginica

Also called Fairy-spuds


Claytonia virginica - Spring Beauty

More About Claytonia virginica

  • White to light pink, five-petalled blooms have pink veins and anthers
  • Flowers open on warm sunny days, stay closed on cloudy days and at night
  • Flowers finish and plant goes back into dormancy
  • Slightly succulent, narrow leaves are glossy and green with a slight reddish tinge
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Size: 2 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

15-25 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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Spring Beauty Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist to average, rich, humus soil, in full or dappled sun. Claytonia is tough and can survive  environmental degradation more than most spring blooming natives. Foliage continues to grow for a short period after blooming, before the tuber or corm goes back into dormancy, usually in late spring, early summer. 


Claytonia virginica Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring
Early Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Bronze

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

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