Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata), packet of 500 seeds

$4.95

Family: Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(Prince’s Pine) Evergreen perennial ground cover native to the Pacific Northwest. Glossy leaves, slow growth–rare and delicate. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): urinary tract infection. Flavoring agent.  Plant prefers shade and moist forest soils and in fact prefers oldgrowth forests and is a good indicator of oldgrowth habitat. Mix dustlike seed with sawdust and sprinkle within the dripline of coniferous trees.
500 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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    Marcia

    We are in WV at nearly 4000 ft. We are considering planting this around a 50+ year old small grove of pine trees. It is not near a stream but should be a cool dappled area. Any thoughts or suggestions on success or optimizing opportunity for success? Thanks much

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Sounds like a good spot for Chimaphila. Find a place near one of the trees where the bark is adhering to the ground, pull it back, sprinkle the seeds there, and put the bark back on top. r

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    • Kris

      Any suggestions for starting the seeds in a tray?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      one might try inoculating the starting mix with soil from around old growth conifers. That way you get the mycorrhizal associations that these tiny seeds need for germination and growth. r

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