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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Pachysandra procumbens (Allegheny Spurge)
Why plant English Ivy, Vinca, or Liriope when you can enjoy this southern* semi-evergreen gem? Fragrant white flower spikes in spring, later become camouflaged by a new flush of gorgeous, crisp green foliage. Leaves have a scalloped margin and take on an attractive mottling.
*Native to the South, it is concentrated in the Allegheny Mountains of KY and TN. In the Mid-Atlantic Region it has been reported only in Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties of PA where it has been introduced.
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