Chloranthus japonicus is an unusual and rare shade perennial with cool foliage and feathery white flowers like "electrocuted pipe cleaners".
Chloranthus japonicus is an unusual and rare shade perennial that emerges in early spring with warm burgundy stems with a whorl of four mid green, textured, slightly shiny, serrated leaves each about 3-5 inches long topped with a short spike of feathery white flowers that Tony Avent describes as resembling an "electrocuted pipe cleaner". How can you resist? Clumps grow to about 16 inches high and wide. Average to moist soils in part sun to part shade.
Common Name: Japanese Chloranthus
Family: Chloranthaceae (The Chloranthus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Burgundy
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests especially in shaded, wet places along streamsides from 100-2300 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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