Mousetail Plant- Phyllanthus myrtifolius

Mousetail Plant- Phyllanthus myrtifolius

Mousetail Plant, Phyllanthus myrtifolius, may be my favorite plant that you’ve never heard of.  Or at least it is right now. You can see the weeping form and soft texture of the Mousetail Plant. When I think about texture in the garden this is the plant that comes to mind (and foxtail fern, Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’). Its flowers are really without mention, and now that I am writing this, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the flowers.   The photo at left was taken at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. This plant has been here for several years and is well over three feet wide and 18-24″ tall. It is evergreen throughout the winter and is being grown in fairly deep shade.… Read Full Post
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