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Smyrnium perfoliatum

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Smyrnium perfoliatum
  • Smyrnium perfoliatum
  • Smyrnium perfoliatum
Perfoliate Alexanders

Hardy monocarpic (plants that flower, set seed, then die) perennial with acid yellow upper leaves and umbels of tiny acid yellow flowers in May. Summer dormant. Will self-sow, sun or part shade and moist well-drained soil.

Height: 1m

Sow fresh seed outside (needs winter cold) onto moist compost in containers in summer to autumn. Cover seed to the same depth with sieved compost and a protective covering of grit. Turn out the container the following August and search for pale yellow peppercorn-sized tubers. Plant into small pots and plant out when leaves appear the following winter. Alternatively broadcast-sow outside in autumn where they are to flower.

This packet contains one glassine bag of seeds.

* often available also as plants, please see the Great Dixter nursery catalogue for details: Smyrnium perfoliatum *

**Fresh seed - 2018**

 
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