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Candy Flower

  • Scientific Name: Claytonia sibirica
  • Garden: Natives Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist/Well-Drained

Plant Information

Lovely ubiquitous woodland flower that brings waves of glorious airy stars for weeks in late spring to mid summer. Occasionally pink the flowers most often are white. Handsome somewhat bold foliage provides a plant that is more than suited to competition on the forest floor. Often self sows and this is welcome. Plant containerized plants in spring and water faithfully through the first summer- but never boggy. Then it is yours. Let it romp among ferns, Hosta, Japanese Forest Grass for a sparkling NATIVE treat. Mix with other natives such as Vancouveria and deer fern. Very easy to grow. Blooms for a very long time and longer if we have a cool beginning to summer. AKA Candy flower. To 10″ x 10″ on average. Summer deciduous and emerges early in spring. Not bothered by pests. Forms spreading colonies in rich, humus enriched soil in part shade to shade. Locally native in the Portland city limits. Oregon native plant.

Biome: Deer Resistance, Dry Shade, Mesic, Oregon Coast, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5b -10º to -15ºF
Foliage color: Mid Green
Foliage season: Summer Deciduous, Winter Deciduous

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CLSI Full, CLSI Flower, CLSI Leaf (©2022 Cheri Moland)