Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii
Hexastylis shuttleworthii (Britten & Baker f.) Small var. shuttleworthii
Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)
Synonym(s): Asarum shuttleworthii
USDA Symbol: HESHS
Some natural populations of this attractive ginger have short rhizomes and tend to form clumps, while others have long, creeping rhizomes and tend to spread. The latter make better ground covers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: W. VA, s. along mts. to GA & AL
Native Habitat: Rich, moist, upland woods & ravines
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Moist, fertile, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Slow to establish, but considered one of the more attractive gingers. Some natural populations have short rhizomes and tend to form clumps, while others have long, creeping rhizomes and tend to spread. The latter make better ground covers.
PropagationDescription: Increase by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hexastylis shuttleworthii var. shuttleworthii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff