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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2012 5:56 AM CST

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Does anyone grow Salpiglossis from seed? Easy or hard? And I've read that they "may need staking"--- are they really floppy?

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springcolor
Feb 10, 2012 5:38 PM CST
I grew them one time, Kew blue 2 years ago. They were easy and not floppy in the garden. I had plan to grow them last year but ran out of space. Will be starting mine around March 1 for plant out Mothers Day.
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Onewish1
Feb 11, 2012 8:36 AM CST

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will find out this year.. I have a bunch of seeds
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 11, 2012 12:04 PM CST

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Allison, where did you get your seeds? Trade or commercial, online?

I don't want to pay shipping to order online, so will probably only buy seeds if I find them locally.

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Onewish1
Feb 11, 2012 1:58 PM CST

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I picked up Salpiglossis Bolero Mix from hazzards.. I copied the invoice from ebay for the others.. seeds were expensive.. shipping cheap.. not a whole lot of seeds in the packs though.. other then the hazzards.. the ebay ones I wouldn't even trade that small amount of seed

Item # Item Title Quantity Price Amount
290519542786 NEW! "BLACK BEAUTY" DAHLIA FLOWER SEEDS 1 $3.89 $3.89
290338804915 RARE BLUE STAINED-GLASS FLOWER SEEDS/BULBS 1 $3.89 $3.89
290438238741 30+VELVETY KEW BLUE SALPIGLOSSIS FLOWER SEEDS / ANNUAL 1 $3.89 $3.89
310169665049 RED STAINED-GLASS FLOWER SEEDS/ BULBS 1 $3.89 $3.89
Subtotal: $15.56
Shipping and handling via USPS First Class Mail: $1.50
Total: $17.06

http://www.ebay.com/sch/alphauction/m.html?_nkw=salpiglossis...
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 11, 2012 3:27 PM CST

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Thanks Allison. I'll look around here, maybe I'll get lucky. It's too brutally cold to go out today- I'm hibernating.

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woofie
Feb 22, 2012 1:50 PM CST
You don't want to start them too early, 'cause they will get floppy. The ones I grew last year (commercial seed....yeah, I paid for shipping) did really well in a large raised bed and didn't need staking.

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kqcrna
Feb 22, 2012 2:42 PM CST

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They're beautiful, Woofie.

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woofie
Feb 22, 2012 2:51 PM CST
Thanks, Karen. I was kind of amazed at the difference between putting them in containers and in the raised beds. They do get kind of floppy in containers, even fairly large ones.
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Onewish1
Feb 22, 2012 3:58 PM CST

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thanks for the advice!!!.. and they are beautiful
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woofie
Feb 22, 2012 4:35 PM CST
They are one of my favorites! Hmmmm, better go check my own seed supply....
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2012 9:46 AM CST
My kew blue never germinated?? The Royal Choc. is growing great. I should have saved the seed envelopes. I think it was last years seed but so was the royal choc. Grumbling I ordered a new seed pack from T&M last night and a few other things. Shrug! Big Grin
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Onewish1
Mar 14, 2012 11:51 AM CST

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I forgot to update my spreadsheet with which ones germinated.. thanks for the reminder
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Mar 14, 2012 12:22 PM CST

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tee hee.. can we say in need of thinning Angel

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Joannabanana
Mar 14, 2012 12:23 PM CST
I have had germination problems Kew Blue from T&M too. Other varieties from other suppliers were fine. I find that it helps to grow them in cooler temps early on, once the 2nd set of leaves form. They will be much stockier
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2012 12:46 PM CST
I think these may have been from swallowtail or summer Hill seeds. If my memory is right, they came out of a small envelope. I may have put both the Royal Choc. and kew blue together. Sometimes I do crazy things in that greenhouse. I get interrupted then when I get back in forget what I did. I'm not the best labeler. We shall see when they bloom. Shrug!
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2012 12:51 PM CST
Joanne, when you say cool what temp. are you talking. Think I could put them outside covered as long as it doesn't freeze. Say 38-45?

We should be getting warmer soon. I hope this is not another cool wet spring like last year. Summer never arrived untul July.
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woofie
Mar 14, 2012 1:33 PM CST
I think they want more like 60-ish?
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kqcrna
Mar 14, 2012 1:44 PM CST

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I got a pack of seeds. I haven't even sown them yet.

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springcolor
Mar 14, 2012 3:33 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing 60ish will happen around May. Hilarious! Hilarious! So they will stay in the greehouse i guess. Its about 60-65 in there.
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