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Light to medium shade, medium moisture level, humus rich soil essential, neutral pH. 4-9 inches height, blooms in spring, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.
Germination Code: L. Difficult from seed. Division is easiest but stem cuttings form new roots slowly and rot easily.
Native Region: Middle and East Tennessee
Excellent, well-behaved groundcover with fragrant flowers. However, it spreads slowly and needs to be divided to create a groundcover; otherwise best treated as a specimen plant. Leaves are marbled silver and purple. Can be evergreen if placed where it is protected from north winds.