|Common Name||Asian mayapple|
|US Patent #||PP17361|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||May, June, July, August, September|
|Foliage Color||Green, Purple|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Spreading / Trailing|
|Hardiness Zone||6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||Unique and vigorous.|
|Landscape Value||Woodland , shade garden, accent.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||18" / 24" / 17"|
|Soil (Garden)||Humus-rich, moist, deep, well-drained.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist. Needs summer moisture or they will go into early dormancy. Avoid drought stress.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|Comments||'Spotty Dotty' won a first prize in 2011 at the Keukenhof in Holland.|
Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’
This brilliant hybrid of several Asian Mayapples boasts large, vigorous, lobed umbrella-like leaves. New leaves are chartreuse with dramatic chocolate-brown spotting. In summer, the leaves are green with lightly spotted areas. Large garnet red flowers are found under the leaves in clusters of 5 or more. 'Spotty Dotty' was selected for its coloring, frost tolerance, vigor, and rhizomatous habit. All Podophyllum prefer shade and cool, moist, organic soils. Protect from hard frosts in spring. Avoid drought stress.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry only very slightly between waterings.|
|EC||1.0 – 1.5|
|pH||5.6 – 6.6|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||The amount of pattern varies with light, temperature, and age. Avoid burying crowns too deeply, as it can cause rot. Grow in cool house for best color and growth. Grows best here by cooling pads. We recommend transplanting to a 4″ pot from a plug, not a larger size container.|
|Finish Time to 4″||10 – 12 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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