Herb latin name: Disporum viridescens

Synonyms: Uvularia viridescens

Family: Colchicaceae

Edible parts of Disporum viridescens:

Leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains, C. Japan.

Propagation of Disporum viridescens:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Use a lime-free compost and keep it moist. Stored seed requires 6 weeks cold stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 6 months or more at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountains, C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Disporum viridescens:

None known

Known hazards of Disporum viridescens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.