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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
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.
Would you like to know why the epithet of this plant’s Latin name says it is lying down on the job and why this might be a good thing? (Hint: it helps keep it from being invasive.)