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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – USDA 3 to 9
Bloom Season – April
Bloom Color – White
Height at Maturity – 12” to 18” inches tall
Soil Type Preferred – Well-drained
Sun or Shade – Part shade to full shade
Mayapple, a native woodland plant, is found across the majority of eastern North America and in the southern region near Texas.
Mayapple also referred to as podophyllum peltatum, is a species in the barberry family. This perennial generally grows in colonies that originate from a single root. Typical areas you can see Mayapple plants growing wild are open forests, riverbanks, shady fields, and roadsides.
Native Americans use this plant for medicinal purposes, and podophyllotoxin is a common ingredient in some prescription drugs. However, the plant in its natural form is highly toxic if swallowed by humans.
The stem sands in an upright position and grows from a shallow, branched underground rhizome. The rhizome has many thick dark tubers connected by fleshy fibers, which spread roots allowing the bud to produce a shoot.
The leaves create an umbrella-like environment that makes a lush green landscape. The stem of the plant elongates during the spring, and the leaves remain furled. Typically, up to two leaves grow on the stem. When Mayapple is allowed to grow wild, it creates a beautiful dense colony.
Mayapple is a native spring wildflower that emerges during the early spring season then goes dormant in mid-summer.
It goes dormant as the environmental conditions get sunny.
The axil of the two leaves produces solitary white flowers. The flower measures 2” to 3” inches wide and features 6 to 9 waxy petals and a light green colored sepal. The short-lived flowers are found hidden by the umbrella-like leaves. They produce a light, pleasant fragrance that attracts bumblebees.
Mayapple looks lush and plentiful in the garden and adds texture and greenery to the landscape.