I attended a local NARGS New England Chapter meeting and annual "rare plant auction" today (a not-to-be-missed NARGS Chapter event that demands in-person attendance to meet with friends and engage in a lively and entertaining bid for one's plant lusts; I so enjoy such meetings. As usual our local plant wizard extraordinaire Darrell Probst (of Epimedium fame) donated a bounty of amazing plants, a number of one-of-a-kind plant acquisition opportunities, along with with most unusual and interesting plants that are enjoying some recent popularity.
One such offering was Reineckia carnea. It was the description of a totally hardy slow groundcover evergreen plant for the New England climate, rather "mondo grass like", with fine dense clumps of evergreen foliage for shade gardens, with pinkish flowers, and oversized bright red berries that caught my attention. I got it for a bargain at $15. I'm very interested in hearing from anyone growing this plant as to your experience with its cultivation. This one is available from a number of nurseries.
If you have any experience with the genus Reineckia, please post here; it will be new for me and I'm sure for many people unfamiliar with this obscure Asian genus of ornamental plants. Evidentally this genus is a member of the Convallariaceae, interesting fact unto itself.