Swamp pink Helonias bullata

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Toole
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Swamp pink Helonias bullata

Howdy all --I wonder if there are any members who have practical experience in germinating this beauty.

I've tried some many times over the years without any success however overseas seed received recently which has been soaked in water for a week appears to have plumped up......Any thoughts would be welcome thanks.

Cheers Dave.

Cockcroft
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Joined: 2010-01-27

Hello, Dave,

I grew Helonias bullata seed from the 2005-2006 NARGS seed exchange.  Seeds sown in January, 2006, germinated in December, 2006.  Seeds were sown like most of my seeds: reasonably well-drained pot of soil, covered with grit and left out all year.  My plant has grown pretty big and blooms every summer.

...Claire

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Toole
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Thanks heaps you for your reply and information Claire .I think I'll sow them tomorrow in a well drained mix with perhaps some spag. moss added.Your success has given me renewed hope .....smiley.

Kind regards Dave.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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