One of the easiest to grow of all the exquisite Chinese mayapples, P. versipelle is a sturdy plant perfect for bringing the tropical look to the shade garden. Deeply lobed geometric leaves of glossy green perch atop a solitary 3-foot fleshy green stem. As the plant matures, clusters of fascinating deep red lantern-shaped flowers appear just under the leaf in spring. Bright red fruit follows in fall.
Mature size: 3 ft tall and clumping
Minimum temperature: -20° F