Two-leaf Miterwort, Bishop's Cap

Mitella diphylla

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mitella (my-TEL-uh) (Info)
Species: diphylla (dy-FIL-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

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

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

West Branch, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Wallkill, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 28, 2017, Zara10 wrote:

It also grows in areas around Canada like Alberta and Quebec in the wild. It also blooms from April on to early summer, likes extremely moist conditions and usually grow by rivers or in moist and rich forests.

Positive

On May 25, 2011, l6blue from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I love this plant! It's a rare plant that does well in dry shade. I bought 3 plants last year from a native plant vendor at the St. Paul Farmers Market, and they are thriving in my native bed. It has lovely mounding foliage, and the flowers have a charming airy-fairy appearance.

Positive

On May 18, 2010, kobwebz from columbia, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great shade to part sun plant, blooms early sprung here leaves a nice mound of green foilage for the summer.,

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