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Clintonia umbellulata

[] Even if Clintonia umbellulata didn't have pure white globular umbels of long lasting flowers with the cutest little green dots at the tip of each petal, the lush, thick, supple, tropical looking, orchid like foliage would be enough to satisfy the desires of even the most demanding of gardeners.

Again, as with most of the plants that I've been showcasing for you this Spring, Clintonia umbellulata seems to be hardy in just about every state of the US and province of Canada.

Clintonia umbellulata is definitely a plant that you should be seeing more of in cultivation, and I'm on a mission to make that a reality. It's a very easy perennial to grow in average to moist shade and the deer don't seem to pay any attention to it, but you and any visitors to your garden sure will. For a couple of weeks in mid Spring, the white flowers light up the shade like a beacon. Clintonia umbellulata is about 6" - 12" tall and her flower stems tower about 6" - 10" above the foliage. Full shade to dappled sunlight in rich to average soil is her preference, but she really isn't too fussy.

Clintonia umbellulata is native to ten Mid-Atlantic and Southern states .

[]By the way, Clintonia umbellulata has a couple of cousins. There is a West Coast species, Clintonia uniflora - and a somewhat northern species Clintonia borealis - both of which I am hell bent on getting into cultivation, so stay tuned.

I have limited supply of Clintonia umbellulata to share with you.

What you'll receive are bareroot, flowering size, 3 to 5 year old plants, wrapped in long fibered, unmilled sphagnum moss. This material is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and a very useful material. I also have a good stock of Clintonia umbellulata in 2" deep pots and if you would rather have them arrive in pots, add $1.95 per plant to cover the extra cost of shipping. My stock plants are in 5" deep pots and I could be persuaded to part with a few of them, so if you are interested, just send an email to my personal email address - with your phone #  and I'll call you.

The prices shown below include FREE SHIPPING on bareroot plants.

3   for $ 25.00  delivered ($8.35 ea)
7   for $ 50.00  delivered ($7.15 ea)

I usually offer larger quantities of featured plants at even lower prices, but due to the rarity and scarcity of Clintonia umbellulata, I must limit each gardener to 7 plants.

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Last modified February 19, 2020