Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:20
I have no others of this in the garden, nor the neighbours that I know of. All I can think of other than a bird bringing it in is it lay dormant in the soil for years. I got rid of 22 large Chamaecyparis when I moved in and four from where this was so if it had been hiding in the solid it must have been hiding a long time. I really like it though. I wasn't so sure last year but I thought I'd leave it and see what happens.
Verdun, corsicus is how it's labeled in some books but not the official name now. It's so hard to keep up. I still catch myself saying Compositae.
Nut I love foetidus too. I tried to grow them from seed the first year I moved in, none came up, so I bought three small plants. Then suddenly all the seedlings came up. They've taken a few years to flower though and the original plants are still doing really well after 4 years. Maybe it's the position. They're all great though. So nice to have flowers so early.
Thanks for all the replies.