Sprays of the daintiest white flowers, like Swallows with their wings swept back. Vancouveria hexandra
VANCOUVER SWALLOWS flowers stand straight up on 15cm stems in summer. Lovely foliage makes thick carpets of leaves resembling a maidenhair Fern, but much tougher. Makes an excellent groundcover of pretty ferny foliage under trees and shrubs and in shaded areas. Thrives in Deep/Full Shade and can also grow quite happily in dappled sunlight, or light morning sun but not much more than that.
Resembles a Maidenhair Fern, but much tougher
This plants beautiful foliage makes thick carpets of leaves resembling a maidenhair Fern, however they are much tougher. Thrives in a Deep/Full Shade position, and tolerant of dry once established making it perfect in a shaded spot that might dry out from trees and shrubs water intake. Can also cope with periods of harsher summer heat once established, if well shaded.
t gets its name from the small delicate white flowers with petal-like sepals that are swept back abruptly as if in the process of turning inside out. The genus honors George Vancouver, the 18th-century explorer of the Pacific Northwest.
Growing: Vancouveria hexandra
– Height with flowers: 20cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Deep Shade and also Dappled Light.
– Soil: Will tolerate a range of soils but must be well drained.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Easy low maintenance perennial. A tidy up of old growth to help with plants rejuvenation and to keep looking fresh is really all that is needed.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests.
– Origin: Native to South-Western British Columbia, Western Washington, Oregon and North-Western California. Many might assume it comes from Vancouver, but the genus actually honors George Vancouver, an 18th-century explorer of the Pacific Northwest.