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Shortia galacifolia

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Family: Diapensiaceae
Genus: Shortia (SHORT-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: galacifolia (guh-lay-see-FOL-ee-uh) (Info)

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gregr18 On May 11, 2011, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A beautiful woodland perennial from the Appalachian mountains that grows very well in the NE of the US. It is very slow to increase, but will eventually form a colony if left undisturbed.

Regional...

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

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Beaverdam, Virginia



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