Clintonia uniflora – Bride’s Bonnet – Queencup –


Clintonia –

There are about 5 species of rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, in this genus. They occur from woodland in the Himalayas, Eastern Asia, and North America. The have basal clumps of smooth, elliptic to broadly ovate, smooth edged, glossy, pale to mid green leaves. It bears bell to star shaped, 6 petalled flowers, are carried on upright stems in spikes or racemes or umbels, or occasionally singly,, they are followed by spherical, fleshy berries. Grow in a woodland garden.

Grow in leafy, fertile, humus rich, moist, neutral to acidic soil in partial or full shade. Mulch with leaf mold or compost in spring. Divide in spring.

Prone to rust, snails and slugs.

C. uniflora – Bride‚Äôs Bonnet – Queencup – This spreading perennial from Western North America grows 8″ tall and 6″ wide. It produces inversely lance shaped to obovate, glossy, mid green leaves, 3-6″ long, hairy beneath. In late spring it bears erect, star shaped, pure white flowers, to 1″ across, are carried singly, followed by blue black berries.

Zones 4-8