Velvety green heart-shaped leaves (3"-6") on very thick stems appear in March, followed in April by maroon, tendrilled cup-like flowers that are hidden by the foliage. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Native. Deciduous. First class groundcover!
Prefers light to full shade and moist, humus-rich soil. It can tolerate clay and damp soils, but is also drought tolerant once established.
Deciduous to semi-deciduous. First class groundcover for evenly moist soil, but drought tolerant once established.