Evergreen clump-forming perennial that grow quickly to form a dense weed-suppressing ground-cover mat and copes well with dry shade. Glossy, slightly pointed, heart-shaped leaves turn from mid-green to bronze in the winter, out of which pale yellow flowers emerge on wiry stems in late winter through to early spring.
H x S: 0.3m x 0.3m
Aspect and soil: Best grown in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in partial shade, in a protected spot sheltered from cold wind.
Use: Goes well with Polypodium vulgare, at the front of a shaded or woodland border.
Care: tidy up old foliage in February as flowers start appearing.
Wildlife: a winter feast for insects.