If space or growing conditions prohibit an expansive ground cover, plant Mukdenia in a pot instead. It divided easily, and its red-tipped foliage and creamy white flowers enhance any decorative planter, as seen in this arrangement by Banyon Tree Design Studio. Planting notes: Original to woodland settings, Mukdenia prefers soil rich in organic matter that sustains a certain amount of constant moisture. Follow a weekly watering schedule, at least at first, to establish a solid root system. As an understory plant, Mukdenia will happily sustain shade, but be wary that too much can inhibit the red color for which it is known. Mukdenia is slow growing, but it is a resilient and easy plant to grow that will awaken any tired garden.