Podophyllum peltatum

Podophyllum peltatum


Common Name: May Apple


A native woodland treasure, May Apples are striking as a plant, even though they produce just a few leaves. Large 12" umbrella-like leaves open in spring before a single white flower appears. Although the flower is as large as 3" across, it is under the leaves so you have to peek through to see it.


Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.

  • Features & Care

    Attracts:     Pollinators, Bees

    Resists:     Deer, Rabbit

    Zone:         3 - 9

    Height:      12" - 24"

    Width:       12"

    Light:         Full / Part Shade

    Blooms:     Spring
    Water:       Average needs

    Soil:           Moist, well-drained, Drought tolerant

Native:       Native species
    Ephermal:  Leaves die back in the summer

  • How To Plant

    CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)

    You will plant the pot along with the plant! No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.

    Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established. 

  • Shipping Information

    We ship to the 48 continental US states only.

    Spring shipping begins in April and continues until temperatures make shipping prohibitive (typically late June through August). Fall shipping begins in September through mid-October. Shipping may be held up due to cold or hot temperatures, or extreme wet conditions. 

    Check to see that our email address doesn't get sent to your spam folder. Not just because we're a lot of fun to hear from, but so your shipping notification and tracking info comes through, too. :-)

  • Awards, Credits, Patents

    Photo: Dr Thomas G Barnes, USFWS on Pixnio