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Spring Beauty, Wild Potato, Virginia Spring Beauty
Full sun during bloom period followed by shade of deciduous trees; moderately wet while blooming & tolerates drier soil when dormant; rich soil; moderately acid to neutral pH. 2-7 inches height, blooms in early spring, pink to white flowers, re-seeds readily.
Germination Code: Sow fresh at 70 degrees for 3 or more months; then switch to 40 degrees; germination in 6-7 weeks.
Native Region: Statewide
Tiny, delicate spring ephemeral which dies down after flowering. Division is easiest; divide corms while plant is dormant. Transplants well.