False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum). Cold stratified from July – September and planted outside on September 9.
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False Rue Anemone

All year I've been trying, with little or no success, to grow some native woodland flowers from seed. But my luck seems to be turning!

Last week I noticed some activity in my false rue anemone pot.  I kept it in a sheltered place during the last two storms and this morning I took it inside for the winter.  There's one sprout up and another possible one on the way!  Very excited.

False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum). Cold stratified from July – September and planted outside on September 9.

False rue anemone is a native in Kentucky, where I grew up.  Having it in my Brooklyn backyard would make me very happy!

I got my seed from Prairie Moon.  I've noticed that the Lowes on 9th Street has been selling bareroot woodland flowers all fall, but I think they're from a shady source (ie, not ecofriendly) and prefer to try my luck growing from seed. Now I just need to keep this little guy alive till March, when it will be big enough to go outside.