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Tropaeolum hookerianum starts flowering here
flowers after six months

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bulborum wrote:

Tropaeolum hookerianum starts flowering here
flowers after six months

Roland

Pretty! Is it a climbing sp? Do you mean flowering 6 months from seed?

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bulborum
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Yeh

six months from seed
I was surprised too
its climbing and in the moment 60 cm tall
As support I put a small bamboo stick in the pot
leaves are curling around the fine branches
but it looks if the plant grows taller

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Cool :) a genus I don't know much about, apart from knowing it has species I don't know  ;D

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Today in flower
Alstroemeria leporina
from seeds I got from Chile

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It's quite sweet, Roland.
How tall does it grow? It looks like a "sprawler".
cheers
fermi

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The flower-stem is 25 cm long
but the flower is to heavy
so it grows over the ground
I seeded it last year September

they germinate bad here
from 100 seeds only one plant
the same for most other ones I seeded

Next time I try it with glibberine

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bulborum wrote:

they germinate bad here
from 100 seeds only one plant
the same for most other ones I seeded

Next time I try it with glibberine

Roland

Roland ,(and others),i been given a little gibberellic acid to 'play' around with.
Having not used the stuff before i'm wondering how successful it will be on old Colchicum seed.

Cheers Dave.

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Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
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Nil snow cover

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Dave

I would do a test if you have enough seeds
one without glibberine
a weak and a stronger solution

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Alstroemeria umbellata

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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