Achlys triphylla is a unique ground cover attractive to pollinators and hummingbirds. The dried three-part leaves smell like vanilla.
Achlys triphylla is a hardy three-leaved groundcover noted for the vanilla scent of the dried leaves and fragrant, creamy white, pipe-cleaner shaped flower spikes which are attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. They like soil rich in humus and are found in forest/woodland locations and along the edges.
Common Name: Vanilla Leaf
Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Green
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist to mesic open or closed forests in the lowland and montane zones.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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