Triodanis perfoliata (Clasping Venus’ Looking-Glass) [40 Seeds]


Germination Information: Clasping Venus’ looking-glass seems to need some cold for its seeds to germinate well, so anytime from fall to very early spring is the ideal sowing time. I suggest scattering the super-tiny seeds as evenly as possible over the surface of growing medium in a pot, or directly in the ground, and pressing them into the surface. Keep the area evenly moist until seedlings appear. The winter-sowing technique works really well for these seeds: those I sowed on December 25 started sprouting on February 24. (Your experience will likely vary.)

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Clasping Venus’ looking-glass (Triodanis perfoliata), also known as clasping bellflower, is a dainty little annual that’s native to much of North America. I have read that its upright stems can reach to about 2 feet tall, but in my garden, it rarely exceeds about 6 inches. Starry purple flowers bloom primarily in late spring to early or midsummer, with bright green leaves that clasp the stem at their base. Clasping Venus’ looking-glass may be a little tricky to get started, but once you get it to bloom, it can self-sow freely—just so you know! Full sun to partial shade. Annual.

Collected in early to mid July 2023. At least 40 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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