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Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

Claytonia virginica Native spring ephemeral. Magical clusters of 5-petaled star-shaped blossoms are white to light pink with darker pink veining and pink anthers. Attractive deep green grass-like foliage. Spreads by small edible underground corms. Hosts the spring beauty mining bee, Andrena erigeniae.

Plant 6-10" apart in dappled sun or shade under established trees and shrubberies in moist well-drained woodland soil. Grows wild in moist rich woods, thickets, clearings and wetlands throughout eastern North America and parts of the UK. 3-6" tall. Z6. (bare-root crowns)

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L692A: 3 for $7.50
L692B: 6 for $12.25
L692C: 12 for $20.75
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.