Mayapple

Though the common name is mayapple, it is the flower that appears in early May, not the "apple".
Common name : Mayapple
Scientific name : Podophyllum spp.
Family : Rutaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Podophyllum - the mayapple - is a genus with only one species - Podophyllum peltatum - an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae, widespread across most of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada and also grown as ornamental plants for their attractive foliage and flowers. They are woodland plants, typically growing in colonies derived from a single root. The stems grow to 30–40 cm tall, with palmately lobed umbrella-like 20–40 cm diameter leaves and white, yellow or red, 2–6 cm diameter flowers.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 45 - 60
pH 6 - 7

Plant my mayapple

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my mayapple

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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