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Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Podophyllum (po-do-FIL-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Spotty Dotty
Additional cultivar information: (PP017361)
Hybridized by Egger; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Strever On May 17, 2009, Strever from Hiouchi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant has done very well for me in the Pacific North West Adding a 2 leaf stem each year.
a very vigorous patented hybrid created by Janet Egger at Terra Nova Nurseries in Portland Oregon.
Originating from a cross between Podophyllum hybrid 374 (an unpatented proprietary plant) as the seed parent
and a highly colored Podophyllum delavayi 64 (an unpatented proprietary plant) as the pollen parent.
The seed parent, Podophyllum hybrid 374, is an outstanding selection from a hybrid swarm from a Japanese nursery,
which is believed to have come from P. difforme, P. delavayi , and P. versipelle.
see the patent here


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

Crescent City, California
Oakland, California
San Leandro, California
Cement City, Michigan
Wilsonville, Oregon
Woodburn, Oregon
Lexington, Virginia

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