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White, Yellow
Year Round
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Partial Sun and Shade
Perennials, Natives
White, Yellow
Year Round
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Partial Sun and Shade
Perennials, Natives


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. It's 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 for sale at Perennial Nursery

Mayapple Ships Bare Root


Plant at time of shipment - Bare root Rhizome


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


1. Do Mayapple like sun or shade?

A: Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) typically prefers partially shaded to shaded environments. It thrives in moist, rich, well-drained soil found in woodland settings, often under the canopy of deciduous tree.

2. Where can I get Mayapple?

A: Perennial Nursery Co has Mayapple for sale online.

  • 5
    Mayapple and lily of the valley

    Posted by Laura perkins on 10th Apr 2024

    Keeping fingers crossed for prolific growth of both our mayapple and our lily of the valley. The bare roots arrived looking great! We’ve already planted them and are certain they will be beautiful. Thank you

  • 5

    Posted by mayapple on 13th Mar 2023

    I received excellent quality plants. Can't wait to get them planted.