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Heartleaf ginger (Hexastylis arifolia)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hexastylis arifolia
  • PLANT TYPE: Groundcover
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: hex-uh-STY-lus air-ih-FOH-lee-uh
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: evergreen. Plant Types: Groundcover.

Heartleaf ginger (Hexastylis arifolia) has beautiful evergreen foilage frequently decorated with an intricate, mottled pattern of silver or cream; frequently bears only one or two leaves in dry Piedmont woods, but in humus-rich locations it is not uncommon to find spectacular clumps bearing a dozen to two dozen leaves. Plant can survive with very little sun if it...
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Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mitchella repens
  • PLANT TYPE: Groundcover
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: my-CHEL-luh REE-penz
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: evergreen and winter interest. Plant Types: Groundcover.

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) grows in shade to partial shade; rich humusy soil; prefers consistent moisture; grows well under trees and large shrubs; easily smothered by heavy buildup of leaves. Fragrant; wonderful dainty ground cover for shady gardens; the berries stay on the plant until the next flowering season; although it is a vine, it never climbs and is...
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Shuttleworth ginger (Hexastylis shuttleworthii)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hexastylis shuttleworthii
  • PLANT TYPE: Groundcover
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: hex-uh-STY-lus shuttle-WORTH-ee-eye
  • TAGS: Plant Tags: evergreen. Plant Types: Groundcover.

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...
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