Podophyllum difforme 'Starfish Strian' (Chinese Mayapple)

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Podophyllum difforme 'Starfish Strain' (Chinese Mayapple)

Family:  Berberidaceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China
Soil:  Average to moist, humus rich
Light: Part shade, shade
Height: 12"-18"
Bloom Time:  April to June

Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit

Attributes: Deciduous. Clumping.  Deciduous, evergreen above 20s F.  Blood red blooms in spring.  Dark brown and white mottled foliage.

Notes:  Excellent form with mottled foliage and good growth habit.  It has been a while since this strain has been available.  Plant with other Podophyllum for textural effect and contrast.  If planted on a mound or slight incline the flower show off best.  I have found for all Podophyllum that they grow best when planted in deep rich fertile soil with lots of organic material.  I use a good layer of fertile mulch with dark bark chips along with manure and compost.  P. difforme perform best when in dappled shade.

Podophyllum difforme 'Starfish Strian'  (Chinese Mayapple)

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