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Grass of Parnassus Overview
A genus of 72 accepted species of herbaceous perennial plants in the Celastraceae family native to the Northern Hemisphere where they are found in diverse arctic and alpine regions, in sand dunes and a variety of wet habitats. Commonly known as bog-stars, they have oval or heart-shaped leaves in basal rosettes, and solitary star-shaped usually white, sometimes yellow, flowers often with green veination, on erect stalks. In cultivation they prefer a very damp position.
How to propagate Grass of Parnassus
Propagate by seed in autumn.
By division of established clumps.
Other uses of Grass of Parnassus
Saucer-shaped flowers, suitable for rock gardens.