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Draba sakuraii

Draba sakuraii
Second-year plant, mid April
Draba sakuraii
First-year plant
Draba sakuraii
Cool twisty developing seedpods

Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (spring)
Size 2-4"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant, needs well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Cushion-forming plant native to rocky slopes in Japan. The oblong leaves are larger than those of the typical tiny cushion-drabas. Our second attempt at overwintering seedlings yielded exactly one survivor – the one I had planted in a hypertufa trough, protected from winter wet. The ones out in the garden perished both years.

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-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (82%G, 5-10d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (88%G, 8-11d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (22%G, 8-14d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 15d)

Viability stays good for a few years, then tapers off.

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