Saururus chinensis has white leaves that subtend white curving pipe cleaner type flowers.
Saururus chinensis is a peculiar and rare perennial with stems up to four feet high with mid green leaves, the uppermost of which are often white when the curving pipe cleaner type flowers bloom in fall. Loves moist locations. This is a spreading perennial. Plant in drier locations or in containers to control its growth.
Common Name: Saururus
Family: Saururaceae (The Lizard's Tail Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Low damp places by water. Wet places, ditches, meadows, riverbanks, streamsides, forests, thickets, roadsides and field margins from near sea level to 1700 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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