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People have asked about the dried flowers shown in some of my Hobbitware pottery photos. It is the elusive Indian Pipe, naturally dried, as they grow in the woods.

Photos in this listing are of it growing in the woods near my home, yes, it grew in many colors! I have collected seeds or spores from them, they are all mixed together, collected in the fall when the flowers dry, so i cannot tell what color they will be.

This is a very rare plant, and a quick search of the internet can tell you alot about it's legends, description and rarity...but not how to grow it.

These seeds were collected from the Fall 2012 bloom, the flowers dried where they stood, after which i collected them and gently shook out the seeds, in same manner that the flowers allow the wind to shake them out. Because i took the whole stem of the flower, there IS sand and other detrius mixed in with the seeds. The seeds are very tiny, and i could not separate out all the plant bits and sand, for fear of losing seed with them. This is my very last packet of these seeds, only one left.

The soil in which they were growing here is very well-drained, under pine trees, in complete shade. This year we had alot of rain, which may be why the bloom was so good. Other than that, i cannot tell you how to grow it. I also make no claim as to your success in germinating this seed, internet searches say it requires certain fungi to be present in the soil, as well living trees, in order for it to grow.

This is also likely the only/last time i will offer this seed. The area whey they grew has been clear cut, and so there will be no more live trees, or shade, both of which these little plants require to bloom.

you get one tiny bag of spores or seeds, less than 1 ounce. If you would like a dried seed head, i am happy to include one of them as well, while they are available. Please be sure to request at checkout.

here is a really nice blogpost about them
http://www.paghat.com/ghostflower.html
Pamela Zimmerman

Seeds Ghost Flower, Dutchman's Pipe, Indian Pipe, Corpse Plant, Fairy Smoke, Convulsion Weed, American Ice Plant, Wax Plant, A Fit Root

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