Guide to Growing Garden Plants - Mitella Miterwort
Mitella are small hardy perennial woodland plants that reach a height of about 30 cm.
This makes them ideal for use in either a rock or woodland garden.
Mitella have heart shaped leaves and minute tubular flowers of greenish white that bloom in spring and summer.
Some of the common names for Mitella include Miterwort and Bishop's Cap.
Mitella diphylla (Bishop's Cap) photograph by wackybadger.
Mitella trifida picture by Brewbooks.
How to Grow Miterwort
Miterwort is usually grown from runners, these can be planted in the autumn or spring at about 10 to 25 cm apart. If you plan to grow Mitella species from seeds then do so outdoors.
Sow at a depth of 7 mm using fresh seed in summer. Miterwort likes to grow in shady or partially shaded areas of the garden and requires a rich and acidic soil that should be moist.
Caring for Mitterwort
Once growing it is best to keep the soil that Bishop's Cap, Miterwort, and other Mitella are growing in as moist as possible by regular watering.
Mitella are not the strongest of plants and do not like competition so give them their own space to grow in and weed carefully thoroughly around the plants. If you require more plants take them from the runners, or divide the plant at the start of spring.