Shrubby Milkwort
Polygala chamaebuxus 'Kaminski'

Family: Polygalaceae
Genus: Polygala (pol-ee-GAH-luh) (Info)
Species: chamaebuxus (kam-ay-BUKS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaminski

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

East Haddam, Connecticut

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 10, 2014, esteve59 from Annapolis, MD wrote:

This is a really cool plant, I have owned a few varieties of it for the past 3-4 years....Last year was a brutal winter and it looks like "Kaminski" faired the best.
It only blooms for a few weeks in the spring but the bold ,dark purple and yellow flowers make it worth it.