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Herbaceous Perennial, Evergreen
Eventual height and spread 30 cm - 40 cm
Use an organic fertilizer regularly
Keep soil evenly moist
Slugs and Snails
Generally disease free
Loam based, moist but well-drained
Mukdenia rossii is a slow spreading herbaceous perennial that originates from North East Asia. They will grow to about a 30cm height with a 40cm spread. They are also known as Fan Plant due to the way their foliage looks.
They have large, long-stalked leaves which are deeply lobed, some people say that the leaves remind them of maple leaves. The leaves start off green, but in autumn they develop a rich red colouring before they fall off. In springtime, the plant produces clusters of starshaped, creamy-white flowers. M. rossii thrives in shady locations, it’s a great idea to use it for ground cover in shady gardens. It will be happiest in humus-rich soil, and a regular dose of organic fertiliser will help it a lot. Moist soil, in a cool, damp area suits Mukdenia rossii best. Each spring, you can divide large clumps off of it, but be sure to protect any new foliage from snails and slugs!
This plant if the definition of low maintenance – pest free, disease free, and no pruning needed! It’s safe to have Mukdenia rossii in a garden where babies and pets are present.