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Paris
Paris luquanensis

Family: Trilliaceae
Genus: Paris (PAR-is) (Info)
Species: luquanensis (lew-kwan-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Pale Green

Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crescent City, California

Albany, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2010, jdr71980 from Albany, OR wrote:

This is an amazing diminutive Paris with the most striking foliage that stays small no more than 3in across. The flower is green with yellow stamens some may say it is inconspicuous but I think that it is adorable looking when in full bloom. I have about 100 of these now and they all bloom at different times from early spring and one is blooming now on July 26th so they are variable in regards to bloom time. They look their best if planted with 5 or so around each other with mosses growing under them so you can truly appreciate the spectacular silver mottling on the leaves. I am sure they will prove to be very hardy.