Delightful little stacks of round-lobed leaves emerge in early spring. Soon after, magical jewel-like nodding blossoms with red-spurred sepals and yellow petaled skirts dance above the foliage. The elegant slender spurs are filled with nectar irresistible to hummingbirds.
Blooms from late May to early June. Prefers light moist well-drained soil. Nice planted in clusters, 12–18" apart. Dappled shade guarantees the best color. Native to eastern North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be planted or potted up soon, wet the roots. If you do not plant or pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Pot up rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.