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piggyback plant; youth-on-age

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Tolmiea menziesii

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 1 ft.

Availability: High

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Attractive foliage. Spring blooms are maroon. Evergreen during mild winters.

Keywords: fast, fire-resistant , perennial (non-woody), spreading, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Native plants for deep shade

Plans that use this plant:Moist, shady