Seedy characters

It looks like we might get viable seed this year on our farfugiums in the garden. Most years, the winter temperatures drop too cold for the late fall flowering seed to develop to maturity. Since Farfugium japonicum isn’t problematic even if we were to get some viable seed to drop, we like to leave seed heads as a lovely feature in the winter garden. If you want to try and germinate them indoors, they should be maturing this month, and can be planted immediately and barely covered with soil, in a warm greenhouse or seed room. Germination usually occurs within a week.

Farfugium japonicum seed heads in the garden

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