Red Leafed Mukdenia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you want a new and different shade perennial?   This unique spring blooming plant forms a clump similar to the heucheras.   With fan-like shaped leaves where the edges will start to turn red during the summer only to turn fire red in the fall – it is a great plant to change things up a bit with.  In early to mid spring,  small white flowers grace the top of the plant which will reach a mature height of 8″-12″.    This zone 4 woodland  plant prefers evenly moist, well drained soil.

Companion plants would be hosta, astilbe, heucheras, Japanese Painted Ferns and the Toad Lily.  We have a limited number of Mukdenias – which are covered with their spring flowers right now!