More Information About Heloniopsis
The genus Heloniopsis is quite small with just 5 species native to China, Japan, and Korea. The genus Heloniopsis belongs to an offshoot of the Lily family called Melanthiaceae that also includes trillium and paris. You may occasionally see these plants under the genus name Helonia because in the 1990s the entire genus Heloniopsis was briefly folded into Helonia. No matter if you call them Heloniopsis or Helonia, these are charming little plants. Heloniopsis features a basal rosette of evergreen leaves topped in spring by a single flower stalk with a cluster of thin-petaled, nodding, blue-purple flowers.
Like its cousins, trillium and paris, heloniopsis prefers part shade and consistently moist but well-drained soil...a raised bed or rock garden would work well. If placed in a good spot, your heloniopsis will form offsets close to the main clump. Heloniopsis is rather rare and hard to find here in the US, so get 'em while they last. When you are ready to buy heloniopsis for your garden, check out our online offering of heloniopsis for sale.