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 Post subject: Spring flowers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Here are some anenome that I grew from seed collected from plants grown from purchased corms last year.
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I didn't know if they were anenome or ranunculus (I direct sowed several things without marking) until they flowered. Blue flowers, definitely anenome. For others in CA, I raked the fuzzy seed into the ground in mid-fall and seedlings appeared mid-winter. If one saved the seed from a 10 pack of anenome tubers and planted it the next year, you could easily have hundreds of plants. As long as you don't water the heck out of them over the summer, they will survive and come back every year - great for non-irrigated spots! I was happy they bloomed in the first year, though a bit behind their parents.

I tried the same thing with freesia and poppy (p.s.) seed, but they didn't come up, perhaps they don't germinate well in winter. I did get results from spring sown freesia and poppies.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring flowers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:50 pm 
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Ranunculus
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Snapdragon (overwintered)
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Digitalis
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Dutch iris
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Allium
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Osteospermum
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 Post subject: Re: Spring flowers
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Wow. Those are all the things that don't do well here on the east coast!.... unless I grow them as short lived spring flowers. Love the anemones, the colors are great. I would have never imagined they grow and flower so well from seed.

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