Seeds forum: Melianthus Major

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 12, 2013 5:37 PM CST
Anyone try to grow this from seed? I'm going to give it a try. The seeds are large so, I think I will try the wet paper towel method on a few.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 12, 2013 6:17 PM CST

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Nope, never heard of it. I had to look that one up. Pretty, interesting foliage.

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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 12, 2013 7:21 PM CST

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I'd never heard of this either and went to look it up. It's a beautiful plant--love both the foliage and flower.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 12, 2013 7:31 PM CST
If you rub the leave it smells like peanut butter! Although I have not seen one in bloom, the info i have read is they smell like honey.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jan 13, 2013 12:24 PM CST
According to the Thompson & Morgan Seed Germination Database it wants to be sown shallowly but covered in peat based soil mix .. soil temperatures in the mid to upper 70's. Can take 1 - 6 months to germinate.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 15, 2013 5:02 AM CST

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I had to look it up as well.. def. neat leaves
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Feb 7, 2013 4:45 PM CST
One sprout!!! Hurray! :hurray:
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 7, 2013 5:07 PM CST

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Thumbs up
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Onewish1
Feb 7, 2013 5:39 PM CST

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woo hoo!!! Hurray!
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2013 6:08 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 7, 2013 9:09 PM CST
Getting bigger. Some of the other seeds sprouted too so I'll have more then one.
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Onewish1
Mar 8, 2013 4:35 AM CST

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yeah true leaves!!
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Mar 8, 2013 8:48 PM CST

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Wow!! Those look like nice healthy plants. Hurray!

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