Galax Growing Conditions - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
September 8, 2000

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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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