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Chloranthus serratus - Serrate-leaf Chloranthus from Quackin Grass Nursery

Chloranthus serratus - Serrate-leaf Chloranthus from Quackin Grass Nursery

Chloranthus serratus

Serrate-leaf Chloranthus

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Chloranthus serratus – Serrate-leaf Chloranthus is not commonly grown in the U.S. but is worthy of a spot in your woodland garden. Tiered opposite leaves ascend the stem with mid to late season terminal spikes of milk-white flowers composed of tiny spheres reminiscent in look and size of the sugary sprinkles that might stud a scoop of ice cream in the cone. When your gardening friends visit, point to it and bemuse yourself at the endless variety of quizzical expressions and unintelligible sputtering vocalizations as they try to name it. Plant in fertile, draining soil sited in morning sun, dappled shade but certainly protect from harsh noonday to mid-afternoon sun. Cutting grown.


Height:

12-15 in

Spread:

12-18 in
Item Description Price  
CHLORSER Chloranthus serratus (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Chloranthus serratus

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Collector Plant
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Woodland
  • Acid

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Division
  • Cutting Grown