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Porteranthus stipulatus
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Porteranthus stipulatus

Indian Physic

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Item #: 8288

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This delightful (translation...not showy like a petunia) US native can be found in acidic light shade from New York southwest to Texas. P. stipulatus emerges in late March/early April (NC) as a lacy rosette that expands into 2-3' long stems, clothed in lacy cutleaf foliage, ending with narrow pink buds that open into a profusion of fluttering star-like white flowers. The more sun you provide, the more flowers it gives in return. Slightly moist soils are best, but we find it very tolerant of adverse drought conditions.