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PlantFiles: Paris
Paris luquanensis

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

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jdr71980 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.


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

Crescent City, California
Albany, Oregon

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