Vanilla Leaf Wildflower Seeds
Vanilla leaf is a perennial herb with large leaves shaped like butterflies. The leaves emerge in threes from a single slender stalk 10 to 30cm (3-12in) tall. The tiny white flowers lack sepals and petals, and emerge above the leaves in early spring. Vanilla leaf is common in the low-mid elevation forests of the Pacific Northwest, often forming a continuous, light green carpet over the forest floor. In grows best in moist, nutrient-rich, shaded areas and makes a beautiful ground cover, especially when grown with lilies.
The leaves, when dried, have a sweet vanilla-like fragrance. They were often dried and hung by coastal aboriginal people to repel insects, such as mosquitoes and flies, and to perfume their homes.
Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.