If you want something to brighten up a dark spot and do it fairly quickly this plant could be for you. It runs around and makes sizable drifts but never swamps plants it grows with so it nicely ties any planting together. It gets to about 30cms. tall with arching branched stems and the main game is the white striped foliage.It has charming but less overt green and white nodding flowers in late spring. If it has some moisture and leafy soil it will be off and away. I have plants in 6″ pots at $18.50 and one is usually enough to get all of you going unless you are truly impatient! The species is a Japanese native and although not a major feature it also produces black berries after flowering and the foliage turns soft yellow as it dies down.
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