Vancouveria hexandra (Inside-Out
An excellent, vigorous groundcover that likes the shade.
Dull, green deciduous leaves are delicate and grow 8-16" tall.
Tucked amid the foliage are the large, white flowers folded backwards on themselves, like those of the shooting star species.
Found at low elevations from Tacoma to California (USDA 8-10), Inside-Out Flower needs shade and moisture.
It does exceptionally well under the canopy of alders or maples, where the fallen leaves keep the soil cool and moist.
|Above, photo at left from Walter Siegmund; drawing at right from Sunset. Below left, flower closeup by Walter Siegmund. Beginning fall color, photo from Peganum.|