Re: [gardeners] Decaisnea fargesii

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 08:11:10 -0700

At 01:44 PM 1/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>>From: Cheryl & Erich Schaefer <>
>>>> 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
>>>>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?
>>Decaisnea fargesii is widely available in plant form.  Check out:
>>Forest Farm
>>990 Tetherow Road
>>Williams, OR 97544-9599
>>(541) 846-7269
>>$3.00 'subscription' (BIG catalog)
>>Heronswood Nursery Ltd.
>>7530 NE 288th Street
>>Kingston, WA  98346-9502
>>(360) 297-4172  fax 297-8321
>>Great source of unusual perennials and shrubs etc.  Especially variegated
>>Catalogue $4
>>Gossler Farms Nursery
>>1200 Weaver Road
>>Springfield, Oregon  97478-9691
>>vox541. 746-3922
>>fax:   541. 744-7924
>>Hope this helps,
>>Bill & Harvey
>>SKID Plants Zone 6 CT USA
>Indeed it helps. Thanks! I will, however, have to try germinating the seed
>now that I've ordered it and Tom has told me how. He also says that you two
>are into seed starting in coffee filters. You probably shared this info
>with this crowd before, and if so, you are humbly requested to repeat
>yourselves privately. Since we're dieting there is space in the fridge for
>more seed trials.:-)
>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
I, for one, would like for the Skids to repeat it publicly.  They have been
active on rec. gardens, not the lists to which I subscribe.  Since I "moved
on up" to Netscape IV, I haven't been able to find the newsgroups on this
"new and improved" @#$%^& program.  Margaret