ALLEGHENY PACHYSANDRA Pachysandra procumbens is a great native shade tolerant ground cover alternative to the popular but aggressive understory invader Japanese pachysandra. It has mottled, evergreen foliage and fragrant white bottlebrush-shaped flowers in early to mid-spring. It spreads slowly to form a dense carpet 8-10” tall. Allegheny pachysandra performs well in a variety of soils from moist to dry and a range of soil pH as long as it is growing in partial to full shade. This woodland plant is also considered by many to be very deer and drought resistant.