Claytonia virginica

Spring Beauty (Virginia Spring Beauty)

Categories: Wildflower

Spring beauty is a delicate, much-beloved, native spring wildflower that typically occurs statewide in rich, moist woodlands and valleys, meadows, prairies and somewhat dry upland woods.


More About Claytonia virginica

  • Small, potato-like, underground tubers (corms) are edible (chestnut-like flavor) and were in fact consumed by early Americans
  • No serious insect or disease problems.

Claytonia virginica is a low-growing spring ephemeral that features clusters of star-like, five-petaled, white to light pink flowers (to ¾” wide) with pink veins and pink anthers. Flowers bloom in April atop thin stems rising 4-6” tall at bloom time.

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Height:

6-9 in

Spread:

6-12 in

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Claytonia virginica Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Specimen
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • White
  • Light Pink

Habit

  • Spreading