Spotted Wintergreen - Chimaphila maculata
The Spotted Wintergreen is a rare sight, and therefore a welcome addition to any landscaping project. This plant is a somewhat understated one, so it is perfect for planting with other greenery around it. However, it will catch any onlooker's eye with its beautiful coloring and delicate blooms. It will thrive in warm conditions and is often used underneath larger shrubs to add color, interest, and variance. The leaves at the base of the plant are a luscious dark green, with a light-colored variation of light green and white through the center of the leaves. In the center of the leaf cluster, a thin stem shoots up to showcase the creamy white, elegant flowers. The gentle flowers have a slight droop to them, adding to the delicate softness of the overall plant.
The Spotted Wintergreen is native to several areas in the United States.
It requires very well-drained soil, and it prefers a sandy substrate underneath. This plant also has a long history of being used for healing purposes. These purposes include both common ailments, like basic first aid for abrasions and wounds, and also for some more severe illnesses, such as arthritic conditions and urinary tract issues. Many customers enjoy having specific plants in the garden at hand to use medicinally.
For those looking for year-round color in their landscaping project, the Chimaphila maculata is a perfect plant to include due to its evergreen qualities. It will stay relatively small, eliminating the need for pruning or cutting back each year. Therefore, it is relatively low maintenance and hearty. It can often grow in areas with mountains and heavily wooded areas. This plant grows best in zones 6-7.
The Spotted Wintergreen is ideal for those wanting uniquely new foliage that is also relatively low maintenance.
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The Spotted Wintergreen is shipped bare root.