Plant of the Month for June 2014

Callianthemum coriandrifolium
Callianthemum coriandrifolium

Description and General Information:

Plants grow between 10-20 cm high. The fern-like leaves are pinnate and grey-green. Flowers are solitary or sometimes in twos or threes, 2-3 cm wide. Each blossom is  composed of nine to thirteen white petals.

This species is native to the Alps, Carpathians and Pyrenees, in grassland and stony slopes at 1800-3000m.

Cultivation:

This species requires full sun and a well-drained but evenly moist soil. They resent transplanting so start with a young plant.

Blooming Period:

April to May

Propagation:

Seeds

Seeds:

Seeds require 6-10 weeks of stratification; seeds have limited viability so it is best to sow fresh seed.

Division:

Not generally practiced as plants resent transplanting.

Cuttings:

N/A

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