Beetleweed (Galax urceolata)

Perennial
G. aphylla. non L.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Beetleweed
Galax urceolata
Diapensiaceae

An attractive ground cover, the leaves turn bronze-red in winter[200]. Plants should be spaced about 25cm apart each way[208].

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is used for healing all kinds of wounds and cuts[207].

    An infusion of the root is used to treat kidney problems[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring or autumn in a shaded cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a shady position in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division with care in early spring[200].
Requires a moist humus-rich lime-free soil with part day shade[200]. Succeeds in full shade[208]. Plants can succeed in the dry shade of trees[233]. Succeeds in the woodland garden, large rock gardens or as an edging for shady paths[200]. Plants like an annual mulch of pine needles or other acid organic matter each spring[200].
South-eastern N. America.

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