Botanical Name: Mitella breweri
Common Name: Brewer’s Bishop Cap
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 100
Mitella breweri, Brewer’s Bishop Cap: A distant relative of the saxifrages that is native to western North America. This charming miniature perennial is ideal for a woodland or shady corner. It is naturally found in the moist meadows, woods, and mountain forests of California and Nevada. The evergreen mounds of shiny, hairy, kidney shaped leaves are a great foil for the delicate spikes of fringed brownish green flowers. These appear all throughout summer. Will self seed and colonize in shady spots. 30cm H x 20cm W.
Mitella seed is best sown in winter early spring to benefit form a cold spell to break the dormancy. Sow on good quality seed raising mix and just cover with fine sand or grit, and place in an unheated poly house. If seeds do not come up in 6-12 weeks. Place damp seed tray in a polythene bag and place in the fridge at 4 degrees C for 4 weeks. Remove and place in unheated poly house or cool area. They still may take many months to germinate, so please do not discard the pot or tray until a full 12 months has passed.