Lonely heloniopsis

Heloniopsis orientalis Purple Sprite in flowerOne of the first plants to flower in the moist woodland are the lovely heloniopsis.  Here’s Heloniopsis orientalis ‘Purple Sprite’ in flower today.  Heloniopsis was a former member of the giant Lily family, until the great taxonomic breakup moved it into the Melanthiaceae family.  The easy-to-grow Heloniopsis (Zone 5a-8b) are a great way to add a touch of color to the late winter garden…add moist soil, and voila!




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