"Perfoliate Alexanders". Old cottage gardens and flower arrangers have known of this curious plant for ages. The stems, holding umbels of greeny-gold flowers, grow straight through the middles of the shiny leaves, kebab-style. Rarely seen because of its unusual germination technique: It germinates and then dies down to a baby tuber until the following year!!
IMPORTANT!!! Sow as soon as possible on receipt no matter when this is. Do not sow in seed trays BUT sow carefully in situ where desired to flower. Cover half inch deep. Germinates slowly in the cold, usually in spring WHENEVER SOWN. Will rarely germinate in a propagator or in artificial heat. Please be very patient, this is good fresh seed. Baby plantlets die down to a tuber the first year!!