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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
May 1, 2015 1:12 AM CST
My autumn sheltered workshop is so Zen. Collecting Eucomis seeds pod by pod. Then I start on my Knipophila. This is going to take a weekend.

If anyone is interested in seed from this beautiful plant let me know Smiling I love Autumn.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 1, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Hello sunlover,
I was not familiar with the plant, but I could not pull up "Knipophila", maybe it should not have the "K". Maybe Kniphofia?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 1, 2015 9:49 AM CST
i have a few Kniphofias already growing in my garden, but ... Hurray! looks like the Eucomis (aka Pineapple Lily) might like to live in my garden in Savannah, Georgia. Let me know when the seeds are ready; maybe we can trade.

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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
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Sunlover
May 1, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Hi @seedfork , Larry you are correct. I spelled it wrong Smiling my eyes are strained from looking at all those seeds lol

I'd love to send you some seeds @greene and I'm sure they'd enjoy it in beautiful Savannah.
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Name: Linda
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freedombel
May 1, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Beautiful! I just checked in to see what it was! I love learning of plants I am not aware of. Very nice!
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 1, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Well this is the first year my Kniphofia has bloomed, and now I have the blooms fading. Do they come true from seed? I have never gathered seed from them.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 1, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Are you folks sure you can send seeds overseas? You may want to check....
Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
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Sunlover
May 2, 2015 10:29 PM CST
Yeah I can send seeds overseas from Australia but not supposed to receive them. Australia has a long list of allowed plants and as a collector of rare succulents I see the high import fees for allowed seeds and plants as a big government cash grab.

If you want some Eucomis I can send for the cost of postage plus $1 for 10-20 seeds. That would make it about $4 in USD. Message me if you want to give it a try. If you have succulent seeds let me know.

Yes Knips are true to seed. At least mine have been. Smiling ETA @seedfork let the seeds mature on the plant.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 3, 2015 6:48 AM CST
Sunlover,
Thanks, I went out and looked at the seeds on my plants yesterday, they were small and green. So I will leave them till they turn brown?
Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Sunlover
May 3, 2015 7:15 PM CST
Yes leave them @Seedfork until the pods turn brown. They are still cookin :)
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