Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness'
Well, I started this Japanese woodland perennial from seed - so I know it can bloom. But thus far, in its third year in our garden, this plant has only shown its leaves. Luckily, the leaves provide enough visual interest to keep me happy, with their irregular variegation patterns of yellow-green and mid-green hues. It appears that the variegation comes at least partly true from seed.
||Japanese shrub mint
||pale yellow or lavender
||requires reliable moisture
||germinate at room temperature, may take a few weeks
detailed seed-starting info below
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 '06/'07 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (73%G, 11-20d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 23d)
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June 22, 2009