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Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness'

Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Mountain Madness'

Common name Japanese shrub mint
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers pale yellow or lavender
Size 2-3'
Light light-medium shade
Cultural notes requires reliable moisture
From seed germinate at room temperature, may take a few weeks
detailed seed-starting info below

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.

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 '06/'07 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (73%G, 11-20d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 23d)

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