Prosartes hookerii seedlings

Kathleen Sayce
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:43:14 PST
I took advantage of a mild dry week in my garden to dig, divide and transplant several large ferns and shrubs, and to plant out seedlings. When I took the Prosartes seedlings out of their pots, I was intrigued to find that all had moved to the bottom of 6 inch pots, and had new shoots 2-3 inches tall, along with numerous healthy new roots. This species is somewhat like Alstromerias in having a diffuse root network well below ground. 

It was heartening to see the vigor of those new shoots. I'm hoping for flowers later this year. 


Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters

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