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Podophyllum peltatum 'Missouri May'

Mayapple

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Podophyllum peltatum ‘Missouri May’ – 4 available.​ 'Missouri May' is a lovely blush pink-flowered selection of Mayapple. Each flower is held on a pedicel at the axil where the paired leaves diverge. The showy flowers can be 6 to 9-petaled and up to 3” across. Each palmately compound leaf is like a bold, deeply cut umbrella approximately 6” to 8” across. Flowers will become green fruits which expand and ripen yellow. These can be used to make a delicious jelly. ‘Missouri May’ would be well-used at the edge of the woods or in a lightly-shaded woodland setting as a ground-covering carpet with ferns on a slope, one that you would rather not mow. ‘Missouri May’ goes summer dormant. Another possibility is to companion plant ‘Missouri May’ with fall-blooming asters such as Aster divaricatus ‘Eastern Star’ which require a shady situation. The aster will take off as the Podophyllum settles into dormancy. Site in open to part shade planted in fertile draining woodland soil. This is a quick increaser. We can only imagine by its name, 'Missouri May', that this pink form of Mayapple was found in Missouri? The species originates in Eastern North America. Established potted division(s).


 


Height:

6-18 In

Colors:

Light Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Podophyllum peltatum 'Missouri May'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland
  • Natural Garden
  • Massing
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Soil

  • Woodland
  • Draining
  • Fertile

Propagated By

  • Division