Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'

Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’

This brilliant hybrid of several Asian Mayapples boasts large, vigorous, lobed umbrella-like leaves. New leaves are chartreuse with dramatic chocolate-brown spotting. In summer, the leaves are green with lightly spotted areas. Large garnet red flowers are found under the leaves in clusters of 5 or more. ‘Spotty Dotty’ was selected for its coloring, frost tolerance, vigor, and rhizomatous habit. All Podophyllum prefer shade and cool, moist, organic soils. Protect from hard frosts in spring. Avoid drought stress.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 24″ / 17″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
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Common Name

Asian mayapple






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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

18" / 24" / 17"

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Flower Color

Leaf Color



Humus-rich, moist, deep, well-drained.


5.6 – 6.6



Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm



Water (Greenhouse)

Keep evenly moist.

Water (Garden)

Keep evenly moist. Needs summer moisture or they will go into early dormancy. Avoid drought stress.

How Different?

Unique and vigorous.

Landscape Value

Woodland , shade garden, accent.

Finish Time to 4"

10 – 12 weeks without stress or early dormancy.


'Spotty Dotty' won a first prize in 2011 at the Keukenhof in Holland.

Grower Notes

The amount of pattern varies with light, temperature, and age. Avoid burying crowns too deeply, as it can cause rot. Grow in cool house for best color and growth. Grows best here by cooling pads. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.

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