Growing Pipsissewa Plants In The Yards

Growing Pipsissewa Plants In The Yards

A whorl of leaves with dark and light markings and a reddish stem topped by dangling white blossoms are but three characteristics of beauty for the Pipsissewa plants. A wood-like perennial subshrub, it is very low growing with its stems usually hidden by leaf litter. It’s native to dry acidic woodland soils of the eastern United States and Ontario, Canada, and isolated populations have been located in Arizona, Mexico and western Costa Rica. Pipsissewa plants are often gathered in the wild. Do your research first; the plants are vulnerable in some areas and may be protected by law. If harvesting Pipsissewa in the wild is acceptable, dig the rhizomes carefully from a large, healthy population. Take care not to disturb or trample the plant. If you’re lucky enough to have a friend with extra plants, you can easily start your own plants without threatening the native population.

You can also propagate Pipsissewa plants by taking cuttings in June or by planting ripe seeds. The latter may not be the best option, however, as seeds often fail to germinate. If you decide to try propagation by seed, plant the seeds in moist peat moss mixed with a small amount of soil gathered from the area around the plant. With cuttings, it’s best to grow using some of the same planting medium from where it came, as the plant shares a mycorrhiza relationship for uptake of water and nutrients, and this will increase your chances of success.

Outdoor Garden With Pipsissewa Plants

Outdoor Garden With Pipsissewa Plants

Pipsissewa plant is a low-growing, spreading, evergreen shrub producing stems 10 - 20cm tall.

Backyard Garden With Rocks And Pipsissewa Plants

Backyard Garden With Rocks And Pipsissewa Plants

Also known as striped and spotted wintergreen, Pipsissewa (Chimaphila maculata) is a low-growing plant distinguished by nodding, pale pink or waxy white blooms and forest-green foliage decorated with contrasting, creamy white stripes.

Flowering Pipsissewa Outdoor Plants

Flowering Pipsissewa Outdoor Plants

This charming woodland plant isn’t difficult to grow and care of Pipssisewa plants is simple.

Flowering Garden Pipsissewa Plants

Flowering Garden Pipsissewa Plants

Grow spotted wintergreen in the deep shade under conifer or deciduous trees in a moist to dry acidic soil.

Pipsissewa Plants In The Yards

Pipsissewa Plants In The Yards

The evergreen leaves are waxy and whorl around the short stems. Each lance-like blade is dark blue-green with paler green stripes on the veins and has teethed edges. In spring when new growth appears, the new leaves are bright green before deepening.

Flowering Pipsissewa Plants In The Garden

Flowering Pipsissewa Plants In The Garden

Pipsissewa is a welcome addition to a wildflower or woodland garden, or as a ground cover in semi-shady areas. These plants also enjoy humus-rich soil similar to that found in wooded areas.

White Flowering Pipsissewa Plants

White Flowering Pipsissewa Plants

Care of Pipsissewa plants involves keeping the soil relatively moist, as the plant doesn’t tolerate dry soil.

White Pipsissewa Plants In The Outdoor Yard

White Pipsissewa Plants In The Outdoor Yard

The plants stoloniferous root system, and dwarf spreading habit make it a god ground cover, though it is a difficult plant to establish and grow well.

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