Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Thomas Mann Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's son-in-law, observed this perennial wildflower blooming on April 30, 1791, at Monticello. John Tradescant, a 17th century English plant explorer, introduced these attractive pendulous yellow and red flowers into European gardens. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Native Distribution: All US states east of the Rocky mountains
Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date at 70 degrees F. For enhanced germination, pretreat seeds with cold, moist stratification for 3-4 weeks before sowing. Transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant out into neutral, well draining soil after the last frost. Approximately 25-30 seeds per packet.
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