Galax Growing Conditions - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mms3
September 8, 2000
What are the growing conditions for galax, the green leaved plant which is used in flower arranging?

Answer from NGA
September 8, 2000
Galax (Galax urceolata) is a slow growing native plant with fairly specific growing requirements. It needs a rich, acidic, humusy soil that stays cool and moist, and should be sited in the shade. The foliage will take on a reddish cast in partial sun. It can be grown in zones 5-7.

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