Canada Mayflower
Canada Mayflower
Canada Mayflower

Canada Mayflower

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<0.5' tall
Partial Shade to Shade
Zones 3-6
Blooms May to June 
Medium-Wet to Medium Site

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadenseis found in coniferous forests, usually in the boreal regions. A small white wildflower  with a clonal growth habit, meaning they will spread after the first plants are established. The white flowers bloom in spring, and red berries follow. It is a look-alike for the non-native Lily of the Valley. It is a good selection for acidic soils. Has a hard time competing with taller species. 

Growing Instructions: 

Indoors: Wet and cold stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 4-6 weeks. Then sow seed at 3/4 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.

Outdoors: Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.

Seed can take anywhere from 30 days to 2 years to germinate. Please label the area you have planted if direct seeded and keep it weed free.