A quintessential wildflower of the Pacific Northwest, white inside-out flower is a denizen of the understory plant community that thrives in the dappled light of forests or woodlands. Found growing at low to mid elevations throughout cool and moist areas of the Pacific Northwest, inside-out flower has white flowers that dangle from flowering stems with petals and sepals that turn upward — as if it’s turning inside out to expose its stamens — hence the common name, inside-out flower. It flowers spring to early summer, depending on elevation. It prefers part shade to deep shade and average to rich soil. Inside-out flower is a perennial wildflower that spreads and creeps slowly by rhizome, and goes dormant as its fruits mature.
White inside-out flower is in the barberry (Berberidaceae) plant family. It is perfect for a woodland or shady garden with moist conditions, although it is adapted to drying out in the late summer months in the Klamath-Siskiyou region. It is also a great species for moist woodland or forest habitat restoration. In full flower inside-out flower will grow between 8 to 16 inches in height. It can grow like a groundcover as the population increases and rhizomes spread. Moderately deer resistant and tolerant of growing under trees. Attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.
Vancouveria hexandra seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
6 weeks warm-moist stratification followed by 6-8 weeks cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in late summer to early fall.