Grass of Parnassus Seeds
Grass of Parnassus SEED
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wetlands of North and South America.
Zones: 3-8 (2-10).
Grass of Parnassus, Parnassia asarifolia, or Bog Stars, is a handsome, tall, wetland plant with unusual white flowers with green veins, very distinctive. Each flower has four petals. The leaves are not grass like, but rather broad pointed and dark green. It prefers growing in consistently wet, loose soils, appreciating shade and tolerating full sun in cool, northern zones. It flowers from Summer through Fall. It generously produces seeds, and spreads through out the collection. It is outstanding among pitcher plants and a plant of merit in the bog garden.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Height: 8" - 24+".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: General Bog Mix.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5.
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Use: Late summer brilliant red summer flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.