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Helonias bullata
Helonias bullata

Family:  Melanthiaceae
Hardiness: Zone 5b-8
Mature Size:  20"
Exposure:  Shade
Bloom Time:  April
Moisture Needs:  Moist
Origin:  Atlantic Coast States US
Price: $24.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pots

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P0936

Rare and elusive in commerce, this is a denizen of the New Jersey Pine Barrens and moist areas along the Eastern Seaboard.  When in flower, it always strikes us as looking more extra-terrestrial than a product of our own earthly evolution.  Bizarre pink cones of small packed flowers studded with blue anthers are just a giggle.  Rich moist soil in some shade.  This is Federally listed as endangered and threatened.  Our plant was received many years ago from the Rhododendron Species Botanic Garden who grew it from seed and we have propagated it like mad here at the nursery so our conscience is clear.