|Busily flowering in February of its second year, amid the weeds that have amassed themselves while I took the winter off |
Similar to C. involucrata, which we've grown for years. In this species, the flowers are held somewhat higher above the foliage. And at least our single seed-grown specimen has more deeply cut but at the same time more smoothly lobed leaves, for a rather different look. It found a home in our rock garden, where it amazed me by throwing up new flowers pretty much year round. Its sprawling habit is perhaps not the best fit for a rock garden, but for now I like the way it blends with the surrounding plants without overwhelming them. I noticed a number of seedlings in late winter, so I'll have to be a little careful to not let too many individuals grow to maturity – but I'll be happy to transplant those volunteers to other parts of the garden to do their cheerful thing.
||woodland poppy mallow
||well drained soil
||Scarify seeds and germinate at room temperature. Self-seeds moderately in our garden.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: Houston rock garden, foundation border, back fence border
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- Seed from '14 trade. Dehusked, sandpapered. Baggy 70F (33%G, 4-21d)
- Seed from '14 trade. Pot outside 11/10 (1 seedling, 3w)
- Seed from '19 garden. Dehusked, sandpapered. Baggy 70F (70%G, 5-16d)
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February 16, 2020