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PlantFiles: Shuttleworth Ginger, Mottled Ginger, Largeflower Heartleaf
Hexastylis shuttleworthii 'Callaway'

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Family: Aristolochiaceae
Genus: Hexastylis (hex-uh-STY-lus) (Info)
Species: shuttleworthii
Cultivar: Callaway

Synonym:Asarum shuttleworthii

18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

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

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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)
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
Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Mottled
Leathery-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive esw On Nov 13, 2004, esw from Haydenville, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Leaves with marvelous shine. Flowers hug the ground, are hairy, brown and have a slightly fetid odor (up close). They are pollinated by ground insects according to Armitage. Less cold tolerant but more heat tolerant than A. canadense and A. Europaeum.

Regional...

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

Villa Rica, Georgia
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Boone, North Carolina



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