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PlantFiles: Two-leaf Miterwort, Bishop's Cap
Mitella diphylla

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive l6blue 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 kobwebz 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.,

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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