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Mitella breweri

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mitella (my-TEL-uh) (Info)
Species: breweri (broo-WEAR-ee) (Info)

Category:
Groundcovers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

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)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral mystic On Sep 1, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a small (6-8 inch) herbaceous perennial. It is an effective shade groundcover it spreads by runners so soon quickly covers an area. The small oval bright green leaves form a low evergreen plant. It has small greenish-yellow flowers.



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