Often forms large colonies in the wild. Will self-seed under optimum growing conditions. As with many of the early spring wildflowers, Mayapple goes dormant in summer.
Common name: may-apple Color: Green Bloom time: April Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Mayapples can either be grown from Rhizomes or from seeds. If growing from Rhizomes bury them about 3 cm deep. The seeds should be fresh and sown into flats, under glass, in a shaded part of the garden in august or September. Seeds can take from one to six months to germinate. Once you see seedlings let them grow for a year; transplant to individual pots and allow the Mayapple to grow for a further year, then transplant into the garden in spring or autumn.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
The ground that Podophyllum plants grow in should be mulched in spring (wood chips) and autumn (leaf mild) to protect the plant.
As they like a moist soil they should be watered frequently.
If you require more plants then they can be propagated by division once the plant has finished flowering.
Use Medicinal use:
Long history of medicinal use.
Mayapple, or Podophyllum peltatum, is a flowering perennial plant.
It s also called American mandrake, wild mandrake, and ground lemon.
the poisonous leaves and roots in water to make a liquid insecticide for their crops.
May-apple has culinary uses, too.
Mayapple, Indian apple, Wild mandrake, Pomme de mai, Podophylle pelt.
Use Ornamental: Sometimes cultivated in woodland gardens.
Note: please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use