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Hexastylis Arifolia -Little Brown Jug

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Hexastylis Arifolia - Little Brown Jug

Hexastylis arifolia, also known as the Little Brown Jug, and Heartleaf Ginger is a member of the Birthwort Family or Aristolochiaceae. This plant is a great addition to any garden or natural area found within backyards for its physical appearance and requirements. Below are reasons why you should consider this unique plant for your garden.

Physical Description
The common name is evident in the five brown jug-shaped flowers that are located at the base of the plant. It typically grows between 6 inches and 12 inches in height. Spreading a couple of inches while it grows, this plant provides exceptional ground cover. This perennial wildflower is known for its chordate or heart-shaped leaves with flowers forming one at a time on the ends of the rhizomes.

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Light Requirements
This plant requires partly to heavily shaded areas. Although they can survive with a good amount of light, they prefer to thrive in a shade garden.

Water and Soil Requirements
The Little Brown Jug prefers medium water use. If planted in the summer months, be mindful that it may require more water.

As for the soil requirements, this plant thrives in rich soils that have loam or sand. They can survive in either dry or moist soils with an acidic level of pH 5 or 6. USDA zones 4-8.

Bloom and Leaves Color
The bloom color of Hexastylis arifolia is typically purple or bronze. The blooms themselves are often inconspicuous. The leaf color ranges from green to silver, often being multi-color with a blend of these two shades.

Many choose to plant the Little Brown Jug in their gardens because they are highly ornamental, evergreen, easy to maintain.

This wildflower also provides a great deal of ground cover with vibrant colors ranging from purple to brown in the blooms and green or silver in the leaves.

Little brown jug ships bare root.

  • USDA Zones 4-8
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Evergreen
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Height: 6-10 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 5 reviews
  • 5
    Little Brown Jug ground cover

    Mar 18, 2024 Reviewer: Jo Cooper

    My plants arrived within days of placing the order! Planted all 13 in pots and they are already coming out of dormancy. As soon as frost possibilities are over, I'll move them to the ground! I'm very pleased with my overall order and will certainly buy more!

  • 5
    Nice dormant plant

    Oct 25, 2022 Reviewer: Gayle Dupper

    The brown jug shipped fast and was a very fine-looking dormant plant. Roots were plump and it had a couple plump live looking buds on it. Hope it likes it here.

  • 4
    Hexastylis arifolia

    May 18, 2022 Reviewer: Rita Mantel

    Most are coming up after a couple of weeks. Looking forward to seeing the "little brown jugs".

  • 5
    Little brown jug

    Apr 04, 2020 Reviewer: James R. Malcom

    Earlier today, I noticed a couple of these plants growing in a patch of woods in N. Charleston SC. I recognized it as a popular decorative plant, so I dug up a specimen. Not knowing exactly what it was, I turned to Twitter and was duly informed by one of my followers. Cut, paste and Google led me here, where you posted a far better and more detailed description than Wikipedia. For this, I thank you. May you, your nursery and gardens thrive.

  • 5
    THese are great

    Mar 30, 2019 Reviewer: Jackie

    These are great little ground covers.