|First-year plant, late May |
|Another attempt, in trough, early June |
||Mt Hood pussypaws
Short-lived perennial native to the western United States. Forms a rosette of slightly succulent spoon-shaped leaves, with soft-pink flower clusters (indeed resembling cat paws) on stems above. In my first attempt (2014), all my seedlings died in summer. Trying again in 2015, keeping my one plant in a small trough.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (25%G, 11-22d). Also baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (65%G, 4-11d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (30%G, 4-7d)
Looks like some cold treatment may be beneficial.
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June 07, 2015