Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian Honewort) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that require a chilling period to initiate germination. (Handling Seeds that Need Chilling)

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. (The winter-sowing approach works very well with these seeds.)

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

Note that this information will not appear on the seed packet you receive.

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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 plants I grew from wild plants growing here in Bucks County, PA. Partial shade. Perennial; average to moist soil. Zones 4 to 8.

Collected in early to mid September 2023. At least 15 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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