Mayapple plants are beautiful and will add a unique touch and look to a garden or natural area. The May Apple can grow to be anywhere from 1 foot to 18 inches tall, and they can also spread to cover an area of around 1 foot wide. This excellent perennial will grow to the fullest and their mature height within the first year they are planted. This plant will do well and thrive in climate zones three through nine, and they will also do great in partially and fully shaded gardens and natural areas. The May Apple is also very easy to care for and maintain, and they will adapt and adjust well to a wide variety of soil conditions.
The Mayapple will usually bloom during the middle of spring and on into the later months on spring. This plant will look amazing as it begins to grow and to stun when it is in bloom. This plants blooms can last for as long as three weeks. The May Apple is great because it is a perennial that means these plants will grow back each year. They will be very easy to care for and maintain and will be the perfect plant for all gardens and natural areas.
Many homeowners hear May Apple and think apple tree but not with this perennial.
Mayapples are grown in woodlands derived from single underground roots found in rich, moist soil of deciduous forests and shady fields.
The stems grow upright from the rhizones within the root. Its covered in thick dark brown or reddish brown buds connected by fibers and spread the roots downward at the nodes. Each bud produces a shoot that resembles an umbrella and the white flower hidden inside that grows into the mayapple fruit.
Mayapple Ships Bare Root
Plant at time of shipment - Bulb
Climate Zone - 3-9
Mature Height: 1-1.5 ft.
Mature Width: .75-1 ft.
Growth/Year: 1-1.5 ft.
Sunlight: Partial to Full Shade
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to various Soils
Botanical Name: Podophyllum Pelatatum