Well once again the seasons have passed around and just as I was wondering if the Lomatium had survived it has actually grown two leaves.
Having been at the one leaf stage for a couple of years this is progress – in a Lomatium time scale. This plant do not rush or hurry.
I had potted it up in winter as the soil level was low and needed replenishing, all the time wondering if it was dead.
So tips on growing this plant – easy to germinate from seed – prick out all seedlings and clearly label the pots. expect the seedling to go dormant is there if a change in heat or soil moisture.
DO NOT CHUCK OUT THE EMPTY POTS ( a mistake that I made)
This plant has seasonal dormancy that comes and goes at irregular times not linked to our normal autumn. Soil mixture should be free draining with some compost added.
Celebrate and appreciate each time it come to life again !