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Morina longifolia

 
Morina longifolia
whorlflower
Morina longifolia
Ah, the verdant new growth in early spring! Don't you just want to kiss it?

Common name whorlflower
Family morinaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white flowers in spikes, early summer
Size 2-3' tall by 1' wide
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed easy, start at room temperature, germination in about a week
detailed seed-starting info below

Attractive glossy thistly foliage, flower spikes late spring-summer. I've found this plant to be somewhat finicky about its placement - it's been killed off both by too soggy and by too dry conditions. Our main stand, in the cushy side garden, has been relatively steady though.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from trade. 100%G at 70F, starting 4d
  2. Plants bloomed, but did not set viable seed
  3. Seed from garden '03. 80%G at 70F, 7d
  4. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (91%G, 5-10d)
  5. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (67%G, 8-11d)


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