Streptopus amplexifolius

I raised this strange North American woodland plant from seed many years ago and it has great subtle charm. It can send up branched arching slightly zigzaggy stems to 1metre with tiny bells hiding under each leaf on fine bent stems that are followed by shiny red berries that look like they are floating in mid air. The stems give it its rather prosaic common name of Twisted Stalk! It actually looks a bit like a Solomon’s Seal that has had a holiday at a Chenobyl! It is also apparently edible so go and Google some recipes although at $2o for a 6″ pot from me it could be an expensive meal! It likes cool and moist to damp conditions and would look stunning with Hostas.

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