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Genus: M

Magnolia
sweet bay magnolia
Maianthemum
Canada mayflower
Manfreda
false aloe
Marshallia
large-flowered Barbara's button
Matteuccia
American ostrich fern; ostrich fern
Meehania
Meehan's mint; creeping mint
Melissa
lemon balm
Mentha
Corsican mint; applemint; horsemint; peppermint; spearmint
Mertensia
Bluebells; lungwort
Mimulus
Alleghany monkeyflower
Miscanthus
silver grass; maiden grass; variegated eulalia; maiden grass
Mitchella
partridgeberry
Monarda
Oswego tea; bee balm; dotted mint; horsemint; wild bergamot
Morus
mulberry
Muhlenbergia
purple hairgrass
Musa
hardy banana

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Mitchella

(Rubiaceae - madder family)
Two species of evergreen trailing herbs of the North temperate zone.

Mitchella repens - Oct 25 Mitchella repens - Oct 25 Mitchella repens
repens ev peren • ht 1-3" • zones 3-8

partridgeberry


native, ground cover, shade - part shade
e and cent N Amer

A most attractive evergreen ground cover for shady areas of acidic soil. Glossy dark green leaves contrast with white flowers in early summer and bright red berries later in the season. Berries are edible although not particularly flavorful. The plant, with its long-persisting berries, is often used in terrariums or other decorative planters. Usually grows where there is at least some shade, but partridgeberry plants which we are growing in full sun in a moist, rich soil have developed into compact mats of carpet-like density perhaps 1½" thick. Regular addition of organic matter (such as occurs naturally in forests) may be necessary for best long-term results with this species.

cat # 6L5T
$7.95 each / 3+, $7.50 ea