Dodecatheon clevelandii

vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)October 11, 2006

Could someone please explain to a complete foreigner the conditions under which this plant thrives and continues itself? (Seeds, increasing rosettes, whatever...)

At this end my local climate is cool temperate with light frosts (-1 to -5C usually and not often) in winter and early spring, humidity usually 60+ and with rain most months of the year. There are four seasons, and most rain falls in winter-spring.

My soil is a brown clay loam and slightly acidic. Rhododendrons grow easily - and so does lavender - so pH is around 6 - 6.5.

The garden has been established for quite a while and there are enough trees to have changed the light to 'dappled' with a few patches of 'all day sun'.

If none of that is suitable - does this plant do well in containers?

Please correctly assume that I know next to nothing about its requirements and 'spell it out' .

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You might ask the California Gardening forum since it's a Western native. Maureen

    Bookmark   October 19, 2006 at 5:44PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

Thanks, Maureen! I appreciate the suggestion.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 3:53AM
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