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Maianthemum (Smilacina) aff. flexuosum
Maianthemum (Smilacina) aff. flexuosum


 
Family:  Asparagaceae
Hardiness:  Zone 9
Mature Size:  15" - 20"
Exposure:  Shade
Bloom Time:  May - June
Moisture Needs:  Moist
Origin:  Guatemala
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P2417
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Description
 
Guatemalan False Solomon Seal.  A collection by Port Townsend's own Josh McCullough from Volcan Azul in Guatemala at around 10,000'.  This grows both in the trees as an epiphyte and on the forest floor as a geophyte.  Fab narrow pleated leaves with terminal drooping panicles of flowers backed in lavender-pink with pale faces followed by shiny red berries.  The flowers pictured is the first small bloom on these plants and we expect a better effort once they gain more maturity and practice.  I know Sue expects a better effort from me at times but I'm straying into too much information again.  A very rare plant in cultivation and regrettably likely best in Zone 9 but it is completely untrialed.  This is a genus we are passionate about.  The aff. = affinity which basically translates to "best guess".