Native to the U.S. Northeast, where it grows in moist soils of wooded and shrubby areas. Clusters of pretty pale pink flowers. A couple years ago my seedlings were strong enough, but I planted them out in an area that most likely didn't suit their needs. They were never seen again. I'll try to do better with this year's crop of seedlings.
||American hog peanut
||pink to white (late summer)
||vine to 4'
||Scarify and soak seed, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '09 trade. Bagy 70F (13d) - scarified w sandpaper - 70F (13%G, 3-5d) - sandpapered harder - 70F (50%G, 4-9d). More would have germinated with further scarification
- Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (90%G, 4-12d)
- Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (50%G, 4-13d)
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February 09, 2013