Milky Way is an evergreen rhizmatous perennial maturing at about 2' tall with a 3' spread. It has long, strap-like leaves with pale yellow stippling, and in summer produces an exotic flower -- an 8-lobed, cream-colored bloom with a dark maroon center.
This plant is hardy in zones 8a- 10b, though it is usable in our zone 7b when put in a protected place or/and is sheltered over winter. Otherwise, it's tough (hence its common name). Will withstand most forms of neglect. A great container plant for a mostly shady area.
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Photos Courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina and Our Growing Friends at Casey Nursery in Goldsboro, NC
1' - 2'
Primary foliage Color
Seasonal foliage Color
Creamy white w/purple center
Prized for Foliage
Yes, very much so
Full or Dappled Shade
Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage