Pachyphragma

Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Pachyphragma - Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Common Name: Pachyphragma
Genus: Pachyphragma
Species: macrophyllum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Providing a carpet of heart-shaped foliage this beautiful plant is an ideal ground cover for a woodland floor or for spilling over the front edge of a partially shaded bed. Small clusters of cabbage-like white flowers appear in early spring and these are followed by distinctive seed pods. Unfortunately the flowers do not have a particularly pleasant smell but they look very sweet - just avoid planting it near a well-trodden path or pinch them off when they appear.

Garden Care: Divide large clumps in spring and protect the plant from slugs and snails.