Native Region: Western North America & beyond
Zone Range: 6-9
Preferred Climate: Sheltered shady sites; evenly moist well draining soil.
Harvest Date: Monday 19 September, 2011
Seed count: 150-200
Bright green flowering spikes to 1 meter rise from a basal clump of narrow leaves. Flowers cover the upper 2/3. Sweet heady fragrance. Mature plants grow very well in moist to damp humus rich acidic soils on on a gentle slope with a northern exposure. They only received morning sun then shade to dappled shade for the rest of the day. Grows well with deer fern and bunch berry.
More research needed. Extremely tiny seed. An easy, interesting method using cardboard can be found at: http://www.agc-bc.ca/bulletin/AGCofBC-winter2006.pdf. Will be shipped in a vial. Decant with a fine artists brush...never cotton swabs (seed tend to adhere).