Question about Darmera peltata flowers/seeds
This is the second year I've been growing Darmera peltata. I bought it dormant in a 4 inch pot at Annie's Annuals. After some strong growth I moved it into a 1 gallon pot last year--perhaps not big enough.
When I saw leaves expanding this Spring I assumed I would have to wait until next year for flowers. Yesterday I noticed buds--at least 4 clusters/umbels.
I thought flowers were supposed to appear first. Is the plant confused by this year's weather, or maybe by my climate (frost free in an otherwise "cold" winter? Or is this normal?
Can I expect seeds to form, even in the absence of a second clone for cross pollination? Will viable seeds form readily on a small plant?