I live in VA up against the Blue Ridge on the northern tip of the Appalachian's temperate rainforest area. I've been growing A. americana and I did grow A. fortunei for a time before removing it as my desires shifted towards native species whenever possible. I have wanted to try my hand at A. priceana for a while but have never been able to find a source for seeds. I know Mountain Garden down in NC has some plants but they do not sell the seeds, at least they do not publish the sale of the seeds. Given its status as endangered I was surprised that I could not find any source of seeds, since I'd presume that the distribution of seeds would help remove the endangered status.
Does anyone know where I could find a few seeds? I really admire this particular plant, it's so beautiful and would love to add it to my small perennial garden.