- Flower nameCassiope muirhead
- Scientific nameCassiope muirhead
- Place of originhorticultural species
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Horticultural species
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Cassiope muirhead
Cassiope muirhead (scientific name: C.wardii x C.lycopodioides) is a heath-like, cold-resistant, evergreen shrub and horticultural species of the genus Cassiope in the amily Ericaceae. It is a hybrid between C. wardii, a woody dwarf heath native to Tibet, and C. lycopodioides, which is also native to Japan. It is 5 to 10 cm tall, but grows slowly, taking 5 to 10 years to reach 10 cm.
It has branched, upward-facing shoots that are cordate and covered with cross-shaped pairs of small, dark green, scale-like leaves that look like green coral. From spring to early summer, the upper leaf axils produce lovely white flowers, bell-shaped and 6 to 8 mm corolla length, one down in each leaf axil. It looks like a Western species of rockbeard (scientific name: Cassiope lycopodioides).It is used for potted plants, ground covers, and rock gardens.
Common name: Cassiope muirhead, scientific name: C. wardii × C. lycopodioides, genus Cassiope muirhead, plant kingdom: Angiospermae, family Rhododendron, genus Cassiope, height: 5 to 10 cm, flowering season: May to June, uses: potted plants ,ground cover and rock gardens.