Mayapple 3 For $14.99

Mayapple 3 For $14.99

Bloom Season:
Bloom Color:
Height At Maturity:
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones 3-8
Year Round
Full Shade
Sun And Shade
Flower Gardens And Beds
Border Plants
Ships Now
Shipped As:

Your Planting Zone is:

Ships Now

Adding to cart… The item has been added
(16 reviews) Write a Review

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)


Mayapple: Podophyllum peltatum, or mayapple, is a shade-loving perennial herb that is a native species to North America. It originated in the rich, fertile forests that once stretched from southeastern Canada to the upper southern states.


Podophyllum peltatum is a shade-loving plant; however, it will also tolerate a partial shade setting. It's pretty easy to take care of.


To plant it, amend your soil with compost or shredded leaves, loosening it to allow proper drainage. After you plant your mayapple, you'll only need to water it occasionally, especially if you live in an arid climate. You might also de-compact the soil and add a generous scoop of compost once in a while. The mayapple is truly self-sufficient and does not need your assistance very often.


The Lovely Green Foliage of Mayapple Plants


Those shady spots in your garden can be tricky. But too little sunshine need not mean you cannot have a lush, green garden!


Mayapple will grow into a nicely sized colony over a few seasons, helping to fill those shaded zones. Because it reaches as high as two feet, it has a fern-like presence.


A single stem of the Mayapple Plant produces a pair of large, umbrella-shaped leaves in a rich, glossy green. Each leaf can be about eight inches long and has five to seven lobes and a toothy edge.


The greenery emerges in the spring. After it grows the lovely, showy leaves, it produces single one-inch flowers in the fork of the leaf stalks. The cup-shaped, creamy white flowers typically have six petals and a bright yellow center.


The plant bears "mayapples" after the flowers fade, tiny apple-shaped fruits unfit for human consumption. However, the fruit will not go to waste! Garden visitors like songbirds will enjoy the bountiful feast.


Order Your Mayapple Plants From TN Nursery Today


Mayapple Plants are a standard recommendation TN Nursery will make for people who need a lovely, ample foliage species for a shade garden. You will enjoy the immense, show-off greenery--order from TN Nursery today.


16 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by S K on May 24, 2022

    Planted the Mayapples a couple days after receiving them, they’ve already emerged from the dirt and growing. I’m soooo excited!

  • 5

    Posted by C Lane on May 16, 2022

    Plants arrived in excellent condition. I'm a happy camper.

  • 4

    Posted by Matthew Watson on Jan 11, 2022

    Great quality of Mayapple, excellent service, and quick delivery! Thank you

  • 5
    mayapple bare root plant.

    Posted by Jon Benson on Jul 05, 2021

    These arrived in such great shape that within two days one was up with green leaves. Thanks for such great plants.

  • 4

    Posted by Michelle cram on May 07, 2021

    6 out of 5 roots with a bud revived and are growing.

  • 5
    Very cute!

    Posted by Makyla on Dec 29, 2020

    I love this plant I’ve never seen one before they are beyond cute I ordered 6 and they all made it though the winter and popped up in spring!

  • 5
    Healthy plants

    Posted by Barbara P on Jun 26, 2020

    The May Apple roots arrived in perfect shape. Very prompt. Hoping this is something the deer will leave alone. This nursery has a selection of native species that are hard to find elsewhere.

  • 5
    may apple plant

    Posted by Brandi Lowry on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    may apple plant

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on Aug 26, 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April