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A picture of a Brewer's Mitrewort

Brewer's Mitrewort

Mitella breweri

Also known as

Brewer's Bishop's-Cap, Feathery Bishop's-Cap

Photo by garmonb0zia (CC0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Brewer's Mitrewort

A close up of some yellow Mitella breweri flowers
A close up of a yellow Mitella breweri flower
A green Mitella breweri plant in a garden
A green Mitella breweri plant in a garden
A close up of a green Mitella breweri plant with yellow flowers

Brewer's Mitrewort Overview

Mitella breweri is a small, woodland plant from the Saxifragaceae family, that forms dense, green groundcover in moist and shady areas. The genus name 'Mitella' means 'little mitre' as the flowers supposedly resemble a bishop's headdress. Commonly known by the names Brewer's Mitrewort and Brewer's Bishop's-Cap. The abundance of small flowers from this species make it a great way to attract small beneficial insects and pollinators.

Common problems with Brewer's Mitrewort

Generally, pest and disease free.

How to harvest Brewer's Mitrewort

Harvest the seeds in Autumn when ripe.

How to propagate Brewer's Mitrewort

Seed

Plant seeds in fertile soil where desired, 3cm under the surface - scattered evenly for a natural look.

Division

The plant will spread to form clump, which can be divided and planted in spring or autumn.

Special features of Brewer's Mitrewort

Attracts birds

The seeds are often sought after by terrestrial bird species.

Attracts useful insects

The small flowers attract bees, ladybirds, moths/butterflies and other pollinators.