Native to the rocky wooded slopes of Korea, China and Manchuria, Mukdenia rossii is a cousin to Heuchera of the Saxifragaceae family.
Formerly known as Aceriphyllum rossi (Latin: 'acer' = maple, 'phyllum' = leaf), it produces astonishingly brilliant foliage in the spring and white flowers in panicles.
After a number of years it forms dense ground cover. An easy to grow cultivar, Mukdenia rossii 'Karasuba' spreads slowly through rhizome growth and, in the autumn, as a result of cold temperatures, the foliage turns a deep crimson red.
It forms a charming duo with Hakonechloa, a Japanese woodland grass.
Grow in partial shade in rich, damp soil, on the edge of a bed, in a rock garden or in pots.
Synonym: Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'
Photo credit: Terra Nova Nursery (Oregon - USA)
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: spring flowers
Remarkable for its foliage which looks like maple leaves£3.29