Hexastylis arifolia, Little Brown Jug, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennials

$6.00

595 in stock

Hexastylis arifolia, Little Brown Jug, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial

(requires a minimum purchase of 5 plants)

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity.

5 or more $6.00 each
25 or more $3.50 each
50 or more $1.95 each
300 or more $1.85 each

1000 or more please call 443-831-2986

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root perennials are dug and shipped while dormant, mid October to early spring.

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There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

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Description

Hexastylis arifolia, Little Brown Jug, Native Bare Root Perennial

Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small
Little Brown Jug, Heartleaf, Evergreen Wild Ginger
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)
Synonym(s):
USDA Symbol: hear6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The attractive, heart-shaped leaves of this wild ginger are pale, whitish green with dark green veins and margins, the opposite of its close relative, Hexastylis shuttleworthii, which has dark green leaves and whitish green venation. The leaves are up to 8 inches long and held no more than 4 inches off the ground. The common name Heartleaf refers to their shape, while the common name Little brown jug refers to the unusual flowers. The plants are slow-growing and remain in isolated clusters, not forming a mat. They make beautiful, jewel-like additions to the Southeastern woodland garden when scattered among other well-mannered, herb layer forest plants.

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Cordate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Texture: Smooth
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: 2 to 4 inches high
Leaf: Whitish green with dark green veins and margins
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Purplish brown, inconspicuous

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: Southeastern North America, Zones 6 to 8
Native Habitat: Southeastern forests, dry to moist

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rich, acidic, moist or dry soils of pH 5 to 6

Benefit

Use Ornamental: A good evergreen herb-layer plant for foliage interest in the Southeastern shade garden or woodland landscape.
Use Wildlife: Winter browse
Use Food: Roots used as flavoring by indigenous people.
Use Medicinal: Root extracts and leaf infusions used by indigenous people to treat heart and lung conditions and stomach pain.
Interesting Foliage: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status  FAC

Hexastylis arifolia, Little Brown Jug, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root perennials are dug and shipped while dormant, mid October to early spring.

See all available Native Bare Root Perennials

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here