Beesia deltophylla

Common Name: beesia 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Native Range: Southeastern Tibet
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover
Leaf: Evergreen
Other: Winter Interest


Best grown in rich, humusy, evenly moist, well-draining soil in part to full shade. Hardy in Zones 6-9.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Beesia deltophylla, known simply as beesia, is a mounding to creeping, evergreen ground cover that spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. This plant is native to the forested slopes of southeastern Tibet. Mature clumps will reach up to 18" tall and spread to fill a 2' wide area. The leaves (up to 3.5" long and 2" wide) are heart-shaped, glossy, and deep green in color. Flowering stalks (up to 12" long) adorned with small white flowers (only 0.25" in diameter) appear in mid to late spring.

The specific epithet deltophylla comes from the Greek "delta" and "phylla" referring to the triangular shape of the leaves.


No serious pest or disease problems.


Woodland gardens, shady mixed borders, shade gardens, cottage gardens,