Chloranthus serratus is an unusual and rare shade perennial with cool foliage topped with two little spikes white flowers.
Chloranthus serratus is an unusual and rare shade perennial that emerges in early spring with a whorl of four light green, textured, serrated leaves each about 3-6 inches long topped with two little spikes of strange, little, pure white flowers. Plant nerds and foliage people rejoice. This is an oddball. Clumps grow to about one foot tall and spread a little each year eventually reaching 2-3 feet wide. Average, moist or wet soils in part sun to part shade.
Common Name: Serrate-Leaf Chloranthus
Family: Chloranthaceae (The Chloranthus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Wet places in forests, valleys, ravines, thickets, swamps, and streamsides from 100-1800 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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