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Common Name: Red Root
Lachnanthes carolina is a
Eastern N. America - New Jersey and Rhode Island to Florida.
Sandy and peaty shores and swamps[
Requires a humus-rich loamy soil[
Plants are not quite hardy in Britain and are usually grown in a cold greenhouse[
]. They will quite possibly succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country.
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a warm greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring[