[gardeners] Decaisnea fargesii

Tom Clothier (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 19:23:50 -0600

From: Cheryl & Erich Schaefer <schaefer@epix.net>

> One of the seeds I'm ordering is for a plant I've been unable to find
>anywhere - descaisnea fargesii. It's a shrub, 6-10 ft x 4 ft with large
>blue seedpods and bizarre flower clusters. I haven't even been able to find
>it in books, just the original one from which I got the name, description
>and no source. I just hope I'm lucky enough to get the seed. Anyone have
>this one? Any experience germinating the seed?

Treat this seed a bit like Cimicifuga, i.e., 12wks@68F, 12wks@39F,
12wks@oscillate betw 39 and 53F.  Prick out any seedlings that
appear during that time.  Then plunge the pot to the surface in moist sand
out of doors or in a cold frame, and the remaining seeds should show
some activity the following spring.

good luck,
tom

p.s.  perhaps you have not been able to find it because of the spelling