Texas Gardening forum: Pride of Barbados seedlings

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 12:55 PM CST
I just wanted to post a couple of pictures of my Pride of Barbados seedlings. Its so nice to see seedlings this time of year. I've been so eager to plant something.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 20, 2013 2:37 PM CST

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That's a fair sight! Beautiful seedlings and they will make beautifully firey orange/red blooms this summer. Thumbs up
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Thanks Dave. I really look forward to the orange/red blooms. There were a few sleet pellets this morning to remind me of Winter lol.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 20, 2013 2:52 PM CST

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Here's mine from when I grew them when I lived in San Antonio.

Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Those flowers are amazing. The blooms are definitely fiery. Do you know how long it takes Pride of Barbados to bloom from seed?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 20, 2013 4:00 PM CST

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It should certainly bloom the first year, if conditions are right! They love the sun and they like good fertile soil.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Feb 20, 2013 4:05 PM CST
I have a few sunny spots where I can plant them. I raked some old leaves into a new flowerbed, then I'll add some composted cow manure. I went outside today and my bluebonnets sprouted. I planted the seeds 8 days ago, so I wasn't expecting them to sprout so soon.
Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Mar 17, 2013 8:48 AM CST
I love POB! I have several in my butterfly bed they are absolutely stunning in bloom. How did you start your seeds? I nick mine and then set them in a moist paper towel wrap it in cling wrap and then stick it between my aquarium light and the glass and the seeds sprout pretty quickly.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 17, 2013 10:56 AM CST

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Great tip, Sherill. I do a similar method but not using an aquarium. Smiling
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 17, 2013 11:41 AM CST
I hope my seedlings bloom this year. So far they are growing great, and producing a few branches. I nicked mine and soaked it in warm water and peroxide for two days. I changed the water a few times each day. I have a basking light for my turtle but I got rid of a piece of the hood where I usually set seedling containers.

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