|Pachysandra procumbens is a deciduous or semi-evergreen ground cover, spreading slowly by rhizomes. Leaves are alternate, simple, 2 to 4 inches long, elliptic to obovate, prominently toothed. Foliage has a flat green to blue-green color, and an attractively mottled appearance. Flowers are white to pink, fragrant, appearing in mid spring on 2 to 4 inch long spikes that emerge at the base of the stem, quite showy, particularly for a groundcover. Reasonably adaptable, prefers moist, well drained, organic enriched, acid soil. Requires partial to full shade, in cold climates mulch to protect the leaves in winter. Not really bothered by pests or diseases. An overall wonderful groundcover for shady areas, forming a full carpet of gray-green foliage. Can be hard to find in nurseries. Native to eastern Kentucky, W.Virginia, down to Florida and Lousiana.