Asian woodland perennial, grown as much for its handsome foliage as for its flowers. Several attempts, both from seed and by mail order, did not yield any viable plants, but our latest try, with a healthy plant from a local nursery, has been more successful: I got to see the flowers in late August, and lo and behold, after making me nervous for a few weeks in April, it decided to show itself in early May. Bigger and better this year, I hope.
||yellow (late summer)
||rich, moist, well-drained soil
||Give 1-2 months cold, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|New growth in early May |
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 '01/'02 HPS/MAG exchange. Pot set outside in mid-February, no germination
- Same seed as above, baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (11d; moldy)
- Seed from '04/'05 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (17d; 80%G, 3-14d). Of those germinated, only a few developed into healthy seedlings.
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August 26, 2014