perennial

Beesia

Beesia deltophylla

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Beesia (Beesia deltophylla) at Martin's Home and Garden

Beesia flowers

Beesia flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  32 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

An outstanding foliage plant for the moist shade garden; very impressive as a mass planting, or as a single accent; foliage displays wonderful blueish-purple tones in fall and winter

Ornamental Features

Beesia features showy spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves emerge green in spring, turning dark green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous plum purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Beesia is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Beesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Beesia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features