Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), packet of 30 seeds

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Desert Willow        (Chilopsis linearis)

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Willowy shrub or small tree, hardy to 20° F.  Native to the deserts of the southwestern US, Baja and Mexico.  This plant is an indicator for subterranean water in the desert, and if its a good year for water, the large, trumpet-shaped flowers and associated sexy aroma can be exceptional.  The leaves, bark and flowers all have diverse medicinal activity (see Moore ’s  “Desert and Canyon West.”)  Also an excellent anti-candida remedy.  Tree prefers full sun and occasional water.  Sow in spring.  Easy and rewarding germinator.  Sow just below surface of soil in pot, tamp securely and keep evenly moist and warm until germ, which takes only a few days if sufficiently warm and moist.  Grow out in pots for a year before transplanting.

30 seeds/pkt, open pollinated


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    Christopher Gon

    Christopher Gon

    Germinates easily. Very good germination. The plants grow slow and reluctantly, however and I got 6 seedlings from 1 packet yet they all have not survived. I am in 9a, coastal southern South Carolina……… may be the humidity here that this plant does not like. For those in warm and dry areas? Try it. These DO germinate readily.

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