Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Bloom Color: Pink White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen
Other details: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Soil pH requirements: 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From softwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Sep 21, 2009, nhammerh from Alexandria, VA wrote:
First grew this plant in the mountains of SW Va. (z5) It performed well in sun and shade, though the ones in sun were a little stunted. I now have it in the D.C. area (z7), where it must be in shade with adequate water. All the ones I planted in dry shade (maple shade) have declined terribly; even w/ irrigation.
On Nov 21, 2005, havenheart from Falling Waters, WV wrote:
This is one of my favorite groundcovers...evergreen in our zone 6B, new green foliage, greyish green mottled rosettes ongoing, purplish fall color, and a spiky pale pink flower. Slow to get started, but thick and matting after the second to third season. A beautiful addition to the native garden, but at home as a shady edging anywhere! Seems happy in any soil and even in dry conditions.
On May 6, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Slower-spreading and arguably prettier than its Asian cousin Pachysandra terminalis it can be argued that this lesser-known native should get more attention from gardeners looking for a well-behaved groundcover. I planted a few plugs last spring in my woodland garden, and am pleased with the slow-but-steady spreading nature of it.
I didn't know to look for the silver/pewter pattern on the leaves last fall, but I've planted several more pots of P. procumbens in a prominent bed near our front sidewalk, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it does year-round.
On Apr 2, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
This clump-forming, 36" wide native is composed of pewter-green foliage on long prostrate stems. In spring, stalks of 4" tall, white bottlebrush-like flowers arise from the center of the clump...great when used in a mass in the woodland garden.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gadsden, Alabama Saint Florian, Alabama Marietta, Georgia Downers Grove, Illinois Hebron, Illinois Washington, Illinois New Boston, New Hampshire Skillman, New Jersey Charlotte, North Carolina Flat Rock, North Carolina Ashley, Pennsylvania Burns, Tennessee Alexandria, Virginia Falling Waters, West Virginia