Tolmeia menziesii is a fast-growing BC native known as piggyback plant that graces the shady spaces of the west coast.
Tolmeia menziesii is a fast-growing BC native known as piggyback plant that graces the shady spaces of the west coast. It is related to Heuchera and has a similar habit with airy spike of reddish flowers that are quite small but intricately beautiful up close. The common name comes from its habit of producing young plantlets that sit on top of the mature foliage before falling to the ground to root in. Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Piggyback Plant
Family: Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist forests and streambanks in the lowland and montane zones; common in coastal BC, north to Alaska and south to California.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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