|Gracillias can be used as a groundcover, or as a trailing vine. Leaf form is evergreen, dark green, varigated with white or cream, and with lighter portions turning pinkish in cold weather. The flowers are not showy, are greenish-white appearing in early summer. The fruits can be quite showy, borne in fall, they are pinkish red capsules that dehisce to expose the bright orange seeds. There are non fruiting forms however. This plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, and high moisture, except swampy, full sun to full shade and pH tolerant. Native to China, introduced in 1907.