Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Maianthemum stellatum 'Blue Dune'
Blue Dune Starry False Solomon's Seal
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Item #: 7395
Zones: 4a to 7b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Origin: United States
(syn: Smilacina stellata) I'm fascinated as to why this native groundcover isn't more widely cultivated...especially considering that it's native to all of the continental US except the southeastern "gang of 8," from NC across to Texas. Maianthemum stellatum makes a tough groundcover with 20" stems arising from the underground rhizomes. Each stem is clothed with 15-18 blue-green leaves that are spirally arranged around the stem. From mid-April until mid-May, the stalks are topped with short but attractive spikes of small white flowers. Although Maianthemum stellatum loves moisture, it is incredibly drought-tolerant. This selection is from the Indiana Dunes region.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
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