Stephanandra insica ‘Crispa’ - An Underused Groundcover

 Stephanandra insica ‘Criapa’ is a four season deciduous shrubby groundcover, 2-3’ tall and 4-6’ wide. It requires full sun to part shade, medium moisture and is low maintenance.

 The arching habit with maple shaped leaves give rise to blooms in early summer, great fall color and the rich brown arching shoots provide winter interest.

 t spreads by suckering and stems will root wherever they touch the ground. Maintenance consists of pruning shoots back to strong buds after flowering. 

I first saw this plant grown in a parkway garden, so I know it is a hardy plant.

Posted on March 6, 2015 .