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Kinugasa (Paris) japonica


This is one of the most rare perennial from Japan. It is aTrillium relative with particular appeal for collectors who love unusual woodlanders. It has quiet yet beautiful flowers on a trillium-like plant. The stem is circled by a single whorl for four to seven mid-green leaves which is echoed by the flower with its own whorl of white bracts subtending threadlike white petals, golden stamens.

Common Name: Kinugasaso, Japanese canopy plant

Family: Trilliaceae (The Trillium Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Part Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: No

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Humus-rich soils in woodlands


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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