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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 14, 2015 2:49 PM CST
to brighten your containers. I do many perennials in my containers but like to add a few annuals to give them more color during the summer. I saw this cruising the net.
Hope I can fine this in the spring.


https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/calibrachoa/superbells-...
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 14, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Ooh, that's a pretty one.

I am going to try and start this one from seed:

http://www.burpee.com/flowers/calibrachoa/calibrachoa-kabloo...
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 14, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Like that! A pretty good price on the seeds too!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 14, 2015 2:58 PM CST
I guess average on the price of the seed, BUT, they sent it in an envelope with no plastic tube so all the pelletized seeds were crumbled. We complained to them. Same with a snapdragon. They are replacing them, but that doesn't really help with the issue if they send them in an envelope again.

I hope the seeds are not to hard to germinate.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jan 14, 2015 4:22 PM CST
Its great to see they are starting to have seeds for Calibrachoa. I haven't had them yet, simply because I grow all of my annuals from seed. Those are still a bit pricey for my purse, but I bet if you start them early you can take cuttings and triple the numbers. Thats often what I do with the wave petunias.

I am trying Painted Tongue (salpiglossis) for the first time.
http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/salpiglossis.ht...
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 14, 2015 4:32 PM CST
[quote="mandolls"]Its great to see they are starting to have seeds for Calibrachoa. I haven't had them yet, simply because I grow all of my annuals from seed. Those are still a bit pricey for my purse, but I bet if you start them early you can take cuttings and triple the numbers. Thats often what I do with the wave petunias.

I am trying Painted Tongue (salpiglossis) for the first time.
]http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/salpiglossis.ht...

I love love love salpiglossis. Oddly enough I missed getting seeds for it this year.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 14, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Oh Jen, I have some and some coming from the swap. I'll start some for you.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jan 14, 2015 7:48 PM CST
jvdubb said:

I love love love salpiglossis. Oddly enough I missed getting seeds for it this year.


If you tapped the link I put there, you will see I bought 5000 seed for 4.99 - I will certainly have more than enough to share if you want some.

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 14, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Oh Geof that is sweet. Thank you. But I've got too many seeds for this year already!
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 14, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Hilarious! Geof, save some for next years Piggy Seed Swap!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jan 15, 2015 6:25 AM CST
I admit that when I bought those large packs of seed - I was thinking I could trade some away. I haven't been involved with the piggy swap, but I have been reading up on it and may go for it next year.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 15, 2015 6:40 AM CST
That would be GREAT! We have a good time and get some great seeds!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 15, 2015 3:35 PM CST
mandolls said:

...I am trying Painted Tongue (salpiglossis) for the first time.
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Geof,

Last year was my first try with the salpiglossis. I did three trial areas: 1) tops in sun, roots shaded by other plants, 2) entire plant in compost and sun, 3) tops in sun, roots shaded deeply by inanimate objects (in my case it was logs). Number 1 almost lived to bloom, number 2 never did much of anything and died early, and number 3 was fantastic...well beyond my expectations.

Just food for thought as you head into your first salpiglossis endeavors. Smiling Best to ya!

I'll be right there too, as I'm growing several different salpiglossis this year. Love 'em. Lovey dubby

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Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jan 15, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Thanks @chelle

I had read that they like cool weather. Last year I grew snapdragons for the first time which also prefer cooler weather and they did really well, but we had the coolest summer we have had in years.

The ones that did the best received good morning sun, and then shade after 2:00, the were fronted with densely planted impatiens which shaded the bottom 1/3 of them. That may be the way to go with the salpiglossis.

How tall did yours get? any need for support? My snaps did.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 15, 2015 4:26 PM CST
Mine (transplants, not direct sown) were about 20" or so. They were surrounded by logs, but I didn't really see that they were leaning on them. I thought they would flop...that's why I had logs on the (front) mostly shady side, too...just in case. I'll find a representative picture for you when I come back in from doing evening chores.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Jan 15, 2015 5:19 PM CST
Here we go...first week of July
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Last week of July
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Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jan 16, 2015 6:52 AM CST
Ooh - nice, thanks for posting those.

The other annual I am trying for the first time this year is Kochia - I tend to get easily swayed by beautiful pictures. Not quite sure yet how I am going to use it.

http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/kochia.html
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 17, 2015 3:59 PM CST
I love Painted Tongue, nice to see the blue one.
Thanks for the two new Calibricoas,on my list for sure.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 8, 2015 5:04 PM CST
Me, too; love them but they don't love me Crying I tried them from seeds last year and got few to germinate but then they died. So I'm trying again - (seeds were from trade with Woofie) few have germinated so we will see.

Hey Geof, want to trade? or postage for some of your salpiglossis?
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Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Feb 8, 2015 5:38 PM CST
@piksihk

I'd be happy to send you some of the salpiglossis - tree-mail me

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