Claytonia is a small succulent perenial deciduous plant native to North America. They belong to the Purslane family, Portulacaceae. They prefer a moist, but well drained location in partial shade. They make excellent plants for the rock garden or woodland edge.
Plants can be propagated by Digging and dividing existing plants or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless seed starting medium (1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part sand is fine). Sow the seed and cover lightly. Maintain temperature at about 70F and keep the medium moist, but not soggy. When seedlings reach 2 inches in height, transplant to larger containers or, if outdoor temperatures remain above 55F, you may set the transplants in an outdoor prepared area.
Spring Beauty - Claytonia virginica - Compact plant, with dainty white and lilac stripes fragrant blooms in late spring. Partial shade Height: 6 inches Hardy to -40F (-40C)
|#5121 Packet $7.50 Approximately 50 seeds||
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