MUKDENIA ROSSII CRIMSON FANS

MUKDENIA ROSSII CRIMSON FANS

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Mukdenia Crimson Fans is an interesting plant that will form a leafy mound rather like its relative the heuchera. It has panicles of white flowers in spring, usually appearing before the foliage, but its main attraction is that the palmate lobed leaves gradually suffuse with red over the summer, becoming totally crimson by autumn. Hence the name. Best with some shade. Any reasonable soil. 12 in. 2 litre or 9 cm pot.

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Crimson Fans is also known as Karasuba (indeed, there is a degree of contention over the naming in the profession), but whatever it's called, it's a thing of rare beauty. Just to add to the confusion, the genus Mukdenia (comprising a mere two species) is also known as Aceriphyllum. The Rossii species epithet refers to Sir John Ross, a 19th century British naval officer and Arctic explorer. In its native habitat in China and Korea, Mukdenia Rossii grows on rocky slopes and other assorted seemingly inhospitable locations; in the garden it does well in a shady spot with reliably moist (but preferably well drained) soil.

The following short but visually beautiful video contains some wonderful shots of the species, Mukdenia Rossii, gowing wild in habitat.

Undemanding. Let it get on with its life.

Mukdenia Rossii Crimson Fans is a hardy perennial plant with red tinged leaves turning crimson in autumn and white flowers in spring suitable for partial shade.

A Terra Nova introduction.

Photo by Terra Nova Nurseries.


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