Hybrid Mayapple (Podophyllum 'Kaleidoscope')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 9b
Plant Height:18 to 30 inches (45-75 cm)
Plant Spread:18 to 36 inches (45-90 cm)
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Flower Color:Red
Other: Burgundy red
Underground structures:Rhizome
Miscellaneous:Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP14,460


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Location: Del Norte Calif amongst the redwoods in my greenhouseDate: 2017-07-02Podophyllum Kaleidoscope seed pods polinated with SpottyDotty
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Location: No.CalifDate: April 20092nd year
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Location: No.CalifDate: April 2008young plants
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Date: 2006-03-22Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. wwwterranovanurseries.co
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Posted by Strever (No.Calif amongst the Redwoods) on Oct 15, 2011 10:10 AM

P. 'Kaleidoscope' was the first offering from Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. (Tigard, OR) from a cross between Podophyllum hybrid 374 (an unpatented proprietary plant) as the seed parent and Podophyllum hybrid 352 (an unpatented proprietary plant) as the pollen parent. These two Podophyllum hybrids are outstanding selections out of a hybrid swarm in a Japanese nursery, believed to come from P. difforme, P. delavayi, and P. versipelle. The new cultivar was chosen for its outstanding foliage - see the patent here http://www.freepatentsonline.c...

Kaleidoscope seems to be the most hardy thru the winter of the Podophyllum for me

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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it looks like a umbrella by Strever1972Apr 10, 2017 12:42 PM3
Any source for Podophyllum by springcolorJul 2, 2017 8:28 PM102
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