This tall shrubby ground cover is one of our favorite problem solvers. It has handsome, celery-like foliage, takes dry conditions, and will grow in full sun or full shade and even under a porch. The light green foliage takes on orangy tones in autumn. Small purplish flowers are not very noticeable but the foliage is very handsome and it will sucker from the roots. The roots and inside of the stems are bright yellow, thus the common name “Yellowroot.” Purplish flowers appear in May.
One of our New England Woodlanders: perennials that are native to New England, nursery propagated, but never collected from the wild; grown in New Hampshire.
One of our Wicked Ruggeds, a list with our choices for perennials that stand the test of time... rugged, hardy and durable.
Native to the United States.
- Botanical Name
- Xanthorhiza simplicissima
- Common Name
- Hardy to Zone