Plants By Type
May Apple - Podophyllum peltatum
May Apple can grow from 1 to 1.5 Feet in height and 0.75 to 1 feet in width. The roots and leaves, however, are rather poisonous so best to avoid them. It will go dormant in the summer much like most early spring bloomers. It has no serious disease or insect problems, but it is not considered as a good border plant. It will also self-seed under optimum growing conditions and would best be suited to a wild plant garden. It will also tolerate dry poorer soils and drought. As this flower grows it appear as little small umbrellas growing in a garden and then displays beautiful white blooms during the month of April. It looks amazing when added to gardens and natural areas and also creates a gorgeous natural look and feel to areas where planted. It does well in USDA climate zones three through eight and is also called Podophyllum peltatum. This plant loves to be planted in soils that are rich and humusy and are also well drained. It thrives when placed in locations that give it full and partial shade to enjoy and grows to become very healthy plants. They plant made up of five or six green leaves, and the flower will appear underneath the leaves when in bloom. They can be seen growing random in wooded locations that provide the right soils and lighting for them. These are great wildflowers and brightens up all gardens where they are planted.