Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
3-4 in. H X 6-8 in. W
Purplish, jug shaped flower hidden beneath the leaves.
Bloom Time Notes:
Evergreen; leathery; heart-shaped; dark green with light markings along the veins.
Rich woods; acidic soils; deciduous or mixed deciduous-conifer forests
Seed (stratified); division of clumps.
Sun or Shade:
Shuttleworth ginger (Hexastylis shuttleworthii) grows in partial to full shade; well-drained, acidic soil; will spread slowly by rhizomes to form large colonies over time.
This is a very attractive groundcover and grows well in moist garden conditions.
Other Common Names: Largeflower Heartleaf, Mottled Wild Ginger