Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Spring Beauty, Wild Potato, Virginia Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty, Wild Potato, Virginia Spring Beauty

Claytonia virginica

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.

flower;sun/shade;wet;loam

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