Mýrastigi

Sinopodophyllum hexandrum 'Majus'

Himalayan May Apple

Berberidaceae

Height

30 - 50 cm

Flower colour

white - pale pink

Flowering time

May - June

Foliage colour

green with dark green markings

Sunlight

partial shade

Soil

fertile, humus-rich, moist, well drained

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Himalayas

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.

Propagation:


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.

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