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Kinugasa japonica - (Franch.&Sav.)Tatew.&Suto.
                 
Common Name Kinugasaso
Family Trilliaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Humus-rich soils in woodlands, N. Japan[58, 200].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Kinugasa japonica Kinugasaso


Kinugasa japonica Kinugasaso
   
Physical Characteristics
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Kinugasa japonica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Trillium japonicum.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit[200]. No more details are given.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a deep well-drained woodland or humus-rich soil in a somewhat shady position that remains moist in the summer[1, 42]. Prefers a neutral to slightly acid soil[200]. Grows well in open woodland[1]. Succeeds in a sunny position if the soil does not dry out[42]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. Any transplanting is best done whilst the plants are in flower[200]. Plants can flower in two years from seed[138].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a shaded cold frame as soon as it is ripe[134, 200]. Stored seed should be sown in late winter or early spring. Seed usually germinates within 1 - 3 months at 15°c. Another report says that seeds produce a root after the first cold stratification but no shoot is produced until after a second winter[138]. The seedlings are prone to damp off and must therefore be given plenty of fresh air[138]. The young plants need to be overwintered in a cold frame for the first year and can then be planted out in late spring. It is very important that the pots become neither too dry nor too wet[138]. Division with care when the plants die down after flowering[200].

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Conservation Status
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