I grew this from seed labeled S. leporella. There is very little information on this species, but one of the very few sources I could find says it is synonymous with S. lanceolata, which is less obscure. Two of last year's seedlings survived. When one of them bloomed, I assumed I was just looking at a popping bud stage, and returned for the real show a few days later - but there was no "real show": the flowers are understated, a small hood of brownish red. The serrated lance-shaped leaves are serviceable, but don't offer a strong incentive to grow this plant for ornamental value either. So this may not be a keeper, although as always I'm glad to have given it a try.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (16d) - 70F with light (7d; no G).
Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (28%G, 3-13d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (33%G, 3-15d). Low survival rate of sprouted seeds.
Apparently needs cold treatment.
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July 21, 2010