seed was sown in January 2001 and I eventually
was able to grow on three plants (I have lost
one through my own carelessness about watering).
There appears to be no great problem growing Jeffersonia
dubia as long as you use a humus-rich
compost. It is a spring flowering woodland plant
of North-east Asia. With me the first leaves
appear in March and have a very pleasing
purplish tinge that sets off the lavender blue
flowers nesting underneath them (the leaves
later turn green). Indeed I have put the plant
in the section for foliage plants at AGS Shows
with good results.