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Decaisnea (Blue Cucumber Shrub)

Blue Cucumber Shrub is a monotypic, rarely seen genus with decorative feathered leaves and an erect to slightly vine-like growth. Native of moist woods in shaded places in East Asia. It makes dense clusters of clematis-like flowers in spring, followed by large "cucumbers" in a spectacular bright blue shade in early autumn. The fruits open half-way to show a transparent white fruit pulp, in which the black seeds are embedded. The pulp is edible and has a refreshing, slightly sweet taste, somehow similar to the Granadilla Passionfruit (Passiflora ligularis). For any humus rich soil in partial shade. Will grow moderately and thus stay manageable for many years. Almost inobtainable plants in the western hemisphere.
Sow at a minimum of some 10°C in spring in any humus rich, well drained soil, transplant in autumn.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
Decaisnea fargesii (Blue Cucumber Shrub)

Decaisnea fargesii (Blue Cucumber Shrub)

3 (4)m, Blue Cucumber Shrub has large feathered leaves, yellow flowers striped green and most ornamental unreal bright blue, cucumber like fruits in autumn with a reptile like looking skin. The fruit flesh is edible. An outstanding plant and fully hardy in any humus rich soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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