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)
Sun Exposure: Partial to Full Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Dark Blue Violet/Lavender White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Apr 10, 2010, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:
Beautiful stuff! I collected this stuff from under a basswood tree in a cousin's woods, and planted it under another one at home. Once the seedbank built up there was a steady stream of seedlings. The basswood shade is remarkably dense, so the success is about occupying an spring ephemeral niche.
On Aug 25, 2004, Tiarella from Tunnel Hill, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is a gorgeous native plant. I have a few of the dark purple and a couple of the white with a purplish tinge. Unfortunately, the white ones get lost among the other white flowers in the woodland garden, but nothing beats the deep purple ones for color.
Mine are slowly spreading about. It takes two periods of cold stratification for the seed to germinate, which equals 2 winters for lazy me who just lets them self-seed in the garden rather than enlisting the fridge's help. Plus we've been plagued with drought for a few years which hasn't helped the seedlings survive. The adult plants have thrived regardless.
I live in Oregon, and I have had trouble growing this plant. I just love the look of it, but it does not seem to want to live at my house. My daughter has also trie to grow it at her home also in Oregon, with no luck. Not sure what we are doing wrong.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Guntersville, Alabama Houston, Alabama Georgetown, California Jacksonville, Florida Tunnel Hill, Georgia Palmyra, Illinois Logansport, Indiana Louisville, Kentucky Melbourne, Kentucky Parkway Village, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky Port Vincent, Louisiana Cole Camp, Missouri Bend, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Viola, Tennessee