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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

How important to Comptonia peregrina are the acid soils mentioned in Mark's first link?  Does anyone here grow it in alkaline soil?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Harold Peachey
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Joined: 2010-03-22

Comptomia peregrina is fairly amenable to different soil types in my experience.  They are somewhat difficult to transplant, best accomplished while in the dormant stage.  They grow in partial shade to full sun depending on soil moisture and make a wonderful addition to any woodland or shade garden.

Harold Peachey
USDA Z5, Onondaga, NY US

Gene Mirro
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Joined: 2010-02-25

Growing Epigaea repens from seed:

https://www.nargs.org/forum/epigaea-repens

I don't even try to sow seeds like this in hot weather.  I sow in winter or early spring, under lights at around 60F.

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Saw a nice patch of Epigaea repens, growing on a very steep embankment (~60 degree incline) at water's edge of Lake Sunapee, Newbury, New Hampshire, Oct. 12, 2014.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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