Chalice flower (Kitaibelia [or Kitaibela] vitifolia) will probably never score a magazine cover, but hey, we can’t all be attention-grabbers, right? This uncommon perennial is best suited for a larger garden, as it can form shrub-sized clumps that are can reach 6 to 8 feet tall, with broad, lobed leaves. Cupped, white flowers appear from midsummer to early fall. There’s a bit of separation of the petals at the base, allowing the sepals to show through as a green star. At any given time, there is more foliage than flowers, so it’s not especially showy, but it is interesting and different. Chalice flower may self-sow a bit once you get it established. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 5 to 8.
Collected in August and September 2022. At least 15 seeds.
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