UPDATE: I’ve had this one under the deck stairs for 2 years – it comes back every year but just doesn’t do much except feed the slugs. I might try and move it before I relegate it to the compost bin!
The nursery tag said “Great Plant for Woodland Gardens!”, and I don’t already have one so of course I had to buy it. I planted this last year toward the end of the season, so I have yet to see its full potential. So far it has just emerged from the ground this spring so I’m hoping to catch some photos of it pretty soon.
PERENNIAL Solitary, open, cup- shaped, white to pink flowers in spring, followed by red berries. Green leaves with purple blotches. All parts of this plant are poisonous except for the fully ripe berries. Grows 18" by 12’. PLACEMENT: Woodland borders or ground cover. CARE: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in partial to full shade.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!