Item #: 6044
Zones: 6a to 8b
Height: 18" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Finally...we have this most requested mayapple back in stock...well, sort of. Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope' was introduced in 2002 as a selection from a Japanese nursery. We went back to the original Japanese nursery for plants, and while we can't call it Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope', we also can't tell any difference between this and the patented seedling. The original plants came from China so, although we initially assumed it to be a hybrid, it may in fact be an unnamed mayapple species. Each 18" tall, very hairy stalk on this deciduous clumping perennial is topped with a solitary hexagonal green/silvery-green patterned leaf highlighted by an irregularly regular black starfish pattern. In spring, mature plants are also adorned by the red, pendulous-petalled flowers held just below the leaves. Unlike our native Podophyllum peltatum, this mayapple doesn't run or go summer dormant. We recommend keeping duct tape on hand during garden tours to keep garden visitors' tongues from falling out.