Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian Honewort) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because they may require some patience. The easiest approach is to surface-sow in a pot in fall to early winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after January, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

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I have to be honest: Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis) will never be considered a garden star. This woodland wildflower is mainly of interest to gardeners who value native plants and can appreciate quiet charm. Related to Japanese mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica), this carrot-family member does have one bonus feature: all parts of the plant are edible. Canadian honewort grows in loose, 1- to 3-foot-tall clumps of compound leaves, accented with airy, compound umbels of small, white flowers in early to midsummer. These seeds are from wild plants growing here in Bucks County, PA. Partial shade. Perennial; average to moist soil. Zones 4 to 8.

Collected in mid September 2022. At least 15 seeds. PA ecotype.

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