Trouble with growing mayapples
I have had good success with many woodland natives, but for some reason, I *cannot* seem to get mayapples to grow successfully, let alone spread.
Over the years, I have repeatedly tried to grow them from many sources including botanical garden sale plants in perennial pots and healthy transplants from private property. They grow for a bit, they don't thrive well, and they only occasionally come back at all.
I have tried them in several areas, in high to moderate humus soil, partial shade to near-deep shade, fairly moist to moderate moist areas....
There must be something I am missing that they need. Any advice?