Unicorn, True (Aletris farinosa), packet of 500 seeds

(3 customer reviews)

$3.95

Family:  Lily (Liliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 9

(True Unicorn, Devil’s Bit, Star Grass, Blazing Star) Perennial.  Native to Southeastern US.  Important vanishing medicinal, a uterine tonic of great repute.  White, urn-shaped, mealy-surfaced flowers on long racemes.  Plant prefers sun and moist, sandy, acidic soils.  Press very fine seed into surface of potting soil in fall or spring and keep cool and moist. Photo shows a closeup of what seedlings look like.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

500 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. slawkozel

    chamaelirium luteum

    slawkozel (verified owner)

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  2. Donna Thompson

    Great germination

    Donna Thompson (verified owner)

    Slow growing over winter months. Expect them to take off when they get planted outside soon!

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    • Tim Ross

      How long did it take them to germinate? I have heard that it can take two years in a greenhouse was that your experience? Did you prepare them in any special way or just put them in soil?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tim,
      the germination of Aletris farinosa is discussed in great detail in the Aletris chapter of my book “Growing At Risk” Page 256 indicates 5 weeks germination time at 68 degrees F in acidic medium, fast-draining, and the seed must receive light (phytochrome light-dependent germinator). Richo

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    konstantin (verified owner)

    how to grow up (Aletris farinosa),?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hello Konstantin, The plant likes a moist and sandy soil in the full sun. It is tolerant of acidic soils. There is an entire chapter on cultivating Aletris farinosa in my book “Growing At-Risk.” richo

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