Native Region: Pacific Northwest
Zone Range: 7-9
Preferred Climate: Semi sun/dappled shade; well draining evenly moist soil in spring.
Harvest Date: Saturday 06 October, 2012
Seed count: 15-20
Lovely lily with thick mid to dark green leaves with purple-brown mottled markings appear late March to early April. A single white flower is borne on each stem. Simply gorgeous, but the beauty is fleeting as by mid July, the only thing remaining is the tan coloured seed pod to mark the spot. Can make dense colonies all on its own when happy and in the right spot. Also spreads by tuber runners.
Enquire about bulk seed. These plants are becoming rare in the wild due to wildcrafting and habitat disturbance. Does well in the same site where native bleeding heart and vanilla leaf thrive. Can get crowded out by sword fern. We will grow this seed so when it begins to germinate, we can no longer ship to the USA.
Seed must stay dry until mid January or it will rot. Only then can cold moist stratification can begin. Use barely moist rotted bark mulch not peat in baggie and keep in the fridge. Remove bag mid March and store in cool shady portion of the house. Will begin to germinate early April. When white root shoots visable, prepare seeding pot (one gallon size) with humus rich well draining medium. Sowing surface should be mulch/sand or just sand, set seed on surface, tamp firmly then cover with a fine layer of finely ground bark mulch/leaf mould or peat/sand mix to 4 mm thickness. Set pot outside for germination.