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Pinellia tripartita

Pinellia tripartita
green dragon

Common name green dragon
Family araceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers green (summer)
Size 12"
Light part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Japanese oddity, with green flowers over bright green foliage, which, as the species name suggests, is distinctly three-sectioned. Like P. pedatisecta, it will multiply when growing in a place where it's happy, so our stand has gotten larger through the years.

Pinellia tripartita
Grows from potato-like tubers, which send up new growth towards the end of April

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 '04 trade. Baggy 70F (57%G, 15-30d). Stringy mold appeared after 4d, but didn't seem to be harmful.

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