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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Hegemone Bunge ex Ledeb.
Hegemone
Ranunculaceae

Three species in Altay, eastern Siberia and the mountains of Central Asia. Closely related to the genus Trollius.

H. lilacina (Bunge) Bunge

Siberia (Altay), Central Asia (Pamiro Alay, Tien Shan, Dzungaro-Tarbagatay) and northwestern. China. In alpine zone, along streams, in lichen or moss tundra to 2,200-3,500 m.

Flowering stems 15-35 cm. Basal leaves long-petiolate, 5-partipalmate, lobes 2-3 lobulate, serrate. Flowers solitary, 3.5-4.5 cm across, lilac. Sepals usually 15-20, petalonectaries usually 10, yellowish-green at the base. In nature one plant can have 1 to 5 flowering stems, in cultivation up to 20. V - early spring (starts just after snow melting) to early autumn, usually September. Fl - June (in St. Petersburg May). Fr - August. P - by division and by seed. Seeds require stratification. Can grow in semishade, but is very sensitive to soil moisture, and grows on only moist, but well-drained soil. Z 4. New.

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