Lomatium dissectum, packet of 30 seeds

$3.95

Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 10

(Leptotaenia multifida/dissecta, Chocolate tips) Wild, celery-like herbaceous perennial  native to the Great Basin and other drylands of the West. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): antiviral for colds, flus, epidemics. In nature, Lomatium grows on sunny slopes in dryish, rocky soil, anchored by a giant tap root that is filled with aromatic oleo-gum-resin.  Sow seed in outdoor nursery bed in the fall to early spring, with germination in the spring. Alternatively, give 60 days cold, moist treatment (put seed in moist peat moss in a plastic bag in fridge) and then sow seed in warm soil.  Plant 1 to 2 feet apart.  Flowers in large umbels, to 3 feet tall.

30 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

 

 

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    Lesley Verbrugge

    Do you, would you, could you ship to Europe?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      hi lesley, yes, we ship lomatium seeds internationally. love your Seussian choice of words–would you, could you, in a box? would you, could you, with a fox? richo

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  2. Ted B. - Alabama, USA

    Ted B. – Alabama, USA (verified owner)

    I never had success germinating this species with spring sowing, and just blamed it on the short springtimes typical of the SE USA. I then decided to give it one last try, which I did by hydrating seeds for 24hr in a 300 ppm solution of gibberellic acid, then keeping refrigerated in moist sand in a clear plastic container. That did the trick, with the first seed sprouting in ~45 days. Seeds produce a lengthy taproot quickly, so they must be checked often if using this method.

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      Rick Schneck

      I planted Lomatium in 2001in several locations. My best results are in a raised bed on a gently southern slope in sandy soil. I planted the seed in the fall. Got reasonable germination in the spring. The mature plants will reseed themselves, but the taproot makes the seedlings almost unmovable. Plant in a permanent location.The plants have survived wet summers, deep snows, rainy winters, and -40º temperatures. With excellent drainage, the plants are extremely hardy.

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