Sinopodophyllum hexandrum 'Majus'
Himalayan May Apple
30 - 50 cm
white - pale pink
May - June
green with dark green markings
fertile, humus-rich, moist, well drained
acid - neutral - alkaline
The genus Podophyllum in the Berberidaceae family has been split up and now there is only one species left in that genus, Podophyllum peltatum, which is native to N-America. The Sinopodophyllum genus also contains only one species, the Himalayan may apple, Sinopodphyllum hexandrum, which is native to the Himalayans. Other species formerly in the Podophyllum genus have been moved to the genus Dysosoma.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in September - November
Seed covered and stored outside until germination.
Hardy woodland plant that grows best in humus-rich, well drained soil in partial shade. Toxic plant.