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Afloden
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Yes, stored moist. Sow them and then give a cool period.

Stephen, in the papers on seed germination they mention them for cultivation in Japan, and for P. cirrhifolium they mention cultivating that species due to scarcity in the wild in India.

AmyO
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Hoy wrote:

Amy, have you remembered rinsing the seeds several times a day for a week ;)

Trond....these are from the NARGS exchange and so are already cleaned.

Afloden wrote:

Yes, stored moist. Sow them and then give a cool period.

They are sown in 5" plastic deli containers in moist potting mix and in the fridge for the next few weeks. I will follow your directions and see what happens! And thanks.

Amy Olmsted Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Hoy
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Hylomecon vernalis (syn H japonica) is one of my woodland favorites. Although the flowers don't last long they are very welcome. The plant tolerates deep shade and fits perfect in my woodland. Seems that the former 2-3 species are lumped into one.

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Nice one- I don't think I've heard of these..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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I grew a clump of it here for a few years, until it eventually disappeared (have unlabelled photos somewhere on my hard drive).  I'm trying to start more from seed this year.  It's probably worth a try for you... but then, I think pretty well everything is worth a try.  ;D

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Hoy wrote:

Hylomecon vernalis (syn H japonica) is one of my woodland favorites. Although the flowers don't last long they are very welcome. The plant tolerates deep shade and fits perfect in my woodland. Seems that the former 2-3 species are lumped into one.

I love this one too! It can spread around a bit by seed when it's happy and it's easy to divide. Yes a great plant for deeper shade and it's under huge pines so it like or tolerates dry soils. My kind of plant!  ;)

Amy Olmsted Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

RickR
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Looks very nice.  The Hylomecon foliage doesn't look like it would be very durable though, is that true?  How does it look by late summer?  Or is it ephemeral?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Lori wrote:

I grew a clump of it here for a few years, until it eventually disappeared (have unlabelled photos somewhere on my hard drive).  I'm trying to start more from seed this year.  It's probably worth a try for you... but then, I think pretty well everything is worth a try.  ;D

Good to know! Did you get seed from one of the exes, or find it commercially?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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I bought it locally, though, unfortunately, I've never seen it again since.

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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I guess it must be rather adaptable, considering the comments on this site, combined with comments earlier in this thread:Hylomecon vernalis Maxim. Hylomecon vernalisCredit: Tatyana Shulkina Plant with long rhizome, stems 20-30 cm during flowering. Basal leaves shortly petiolate, pinnate, stem leaves shortly petiolate, sessile, 10-15 cm x 10-15 cm. Flowering stem shorter than leaves. Flowers solitary, yellow, very large. V - early spring to early autumn, April-September in St. Petersburg. Fl - May-June for 2-3 weeks. Fr - early summer, June-July in St Petersburg. P - by seed and by division. Prefers a sunny place, does well in a semi-shaded position. Recommended for small group planting. Well suited to the rock garden. Cultivated in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden since 1870. Z 4 (3). New.Far East (southern regions), northwesern China, northern Korea and Japan. In coniferous forests.from:http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=120&taxon_id=220006651

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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