We Ship Our Bareroot Plants To Everyone Nationwide.
Posted by Debbie Board on Apr 21, 2022
They were definitely pleasing to the eyes, these little beauties1
Posted by Alice Henderson on Apr 21, 2022
Such small beauties! I enjoyed their beauty.
Posted by Claire Notes on Apr 21, 2022
I truly enjoyed them!! Spring beauty is the perfect name for them, because beauty they were
Posted by Stella Cox on Apr 21, 2022
These were truly a delight for weeks. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
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 is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Claytonia virginica, otherwise known as Spring Beauty, is a tuberous perennial. Tuberous refers to the plant stemming from a tuber, or root, similar to potatoes. They have a chestnut-like flavor, and in the past Native Americans and colonizers ate them. Now those who forage for edible plants do as well, apparently a tasty snack. It blooms in clusters of small white or pale pink flowers with darker pink to purple veins early to late spring. They have thin stems with dark, grassy green leaves. Once spring has come and they've bloomed, they open in the sun and close when it's cloudy—a personal and beautiful weather tracker right in your garden.
Spring Beauty produces rapidly, and with that comes an abundance of pollen and nectar, so expect butterflies and bees (honey, bumble carpenter, and more) in your garden. They're hardier and more resilient than other spring-bloomed woodland species. They can last and grow without a worry in many different climates and can also be found in the wild throughout the Midwestern and Eastern US.
These delicate flowers form an extensive groundcover, perfect for any woodland garden or naturalized lawn. Claytonia virginica grows up to 6 to 10 inches tall and wide. To ensure easy growth, use humus-rich and fertile soil. They do well in wooded areas primarily, but if you water them plentifully, they can last in mostly sunlight as well. The tubers need to be planted in the fall so the seeds can halt their dormancy and be ready in the spring. Best of all, these perennials are pest and disease-resistant as well.
Expect your Spring Beauty to come back every year and spread! Make sure to plant them where you've personally selected, as the groundcover can overtake any part of your garden, but it's stunning to see in its vastness.