Podophyllum delavayii

azngrnthumbsJuly 2, 2006

Probably the most dramatic foliage plant for the woodland garden! This is just one of many clones I have growing in a nursery bed. They have done very well directly planted in the ground in well drained soil and mulched with fine woodchips over the winter. It gets part shade with supplemental watering and an application of both a slow release and liquid fertilizer.



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robbiezone5(z5 HudsonValley)

wow looks great! i like interesting foliage --- especially for the shaded garden areas. does this do well in zone 5? i'm having trouble tracking it down on google.

thanks for sharing this photo!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 8:23PM
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jgwoodard(USDA z7 TN)


Try it with the spelling "delavayi" with one "i". You can also search for Podophyllum vetchii, a potential synonymn. These plants (and Sinopodophyllum, reserved for S. hexandrum, and Dysosma, reserved for other Chinese species) are very exciting, but people should be aware that in most cases the plants are acquired in a questionable manner. Some are exceptionally rare in the wild in China and are illegal to collect, but "nurseries" in China export them at low prices to importers here and abroad. It is nice to preserve them in cultivation but this is information that people should be aware of. Some have been hybridized and produced in marketable numbers via tissue culture in the US.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2006 at 4:32AM
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Oops, that was my bad! Just one "i" at the end!!

Yes, it's amazing how "common" these plants are now in the trade. While I was in China, Podophyllums were hard to find in the wild. I had to really keep my eye open in the deep forests where I'd spot one or two plants, but when you encounter a clump, WOW! I never got to see P. delavayi, so I'm looking forward to going back in the hopes that they all haven't been harvested from the wild!!


    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 2:50PM
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May you tell me what is the USDA zone of this plant ?
Thank you !

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 3:38AM
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