Seed List 2019/20

Urophysa henryi - W/O-9030 - 30% off!


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Hunan: Xiangxi, Dazhushan

We are very pleased to be able to offer fresh seeds of Urophysa henryi on the upcoming spring list, and we're hoping it won't prove too difficult in cultivation. Urophysa is a rather strange genus with just 2 species, and before ending up in Urophysa they were variously classified as Semiaquilegia, Isopyrum, Aquilegia and Anemone. Their habitat is rock faces and cliffs in moister river valleys, similar to Paraquilegia, but at much lower altitudes.

U. henryi is rather widespread in C China, while the other species, U. rockii, is restricted to one river valley in N Sichuan where it's both extremely rare and threatened by damming for hydroelectric power.

Our collector in Hunan needed a rowboat to collect these, and had to go back twice to catch them ripe. As far as we're aware this is the first ever introduction into cultivation, and it's one worth keeping cultivated, as humans need for clean energy often seems to trump conservation efforts.

15 seeds per package.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 05 November, 2019.

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