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Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« on: January 10, 2009, 09:30:40 AM »
Would anyone like seeds of Orobanche hederae? This is parasitic on ivy. It's easy to grow - just scrape a bit of soil away from the ivy roots, sprinkle on the seeds and wait. It will most likely flower the next year when you have forgotten about it. Email me your address if you're interested.
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 12:00:48 PM »
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This is parasitic on ivy. It's easy to grow - just scrape a bit of soil away from the ivy roots, sprinkle on the seeds and wait. It will most likely flower the next year when you have forgotten about it.
Yeah, well, that's what Anthony told me several years ago... I'm still waiting!! :'(

I thought I had the perfect place for it----  ivy on a  raised wall by a hedge -----scraped, scattered... waited, waited, waited........  Just my luck, a parasite which doesn't like me ....would you believe it? 
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 02:19:13 PM »
I'll take some for a friend please
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 03:01:44 PM »
Anne I would like to try some please.

here is a picture of one I grew. I do not know its species but it seemed to grow on grass and beech leafmold. It then died without leaving seed.
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
Tony, send me your address and I'll send you some.
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 05:32:24 PM »
Did you sow it onto a pot of grass?
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 06:38:39 PM »
No I sowed in the garden in what must have been the right place,around a clump of grass and put it in a pot when it was about to flower. No chance of cultural hints I just think it was a small miracle that happened.
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 11:22:56 PM »
Miracles do happen sometimes!
All the seeds now spoken for.
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 12:04:42 PM »
... here is a picture of one I grew. I do not know its species but it seemed to grow on grass and beech leafmold. It then died without leaving seed.

Hi Toni

your plant wasn't a Orobanche, it was an Orchid. I think a Bird's-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis).

Martin

sorry to post in this old thread - but might still be interessting
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 12:19:52 PM »
Hi Martin, welcome to the Forum.
Looking back at Tony's photo, I think you are quite correct... thanks!
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Re: Orobanche hederae seeds available.
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 11:41:24 AM »
I think it takes more that 12 months from seed to flower. It grows quite well on the ivy at the edge of my lawn, and on the ivy in my neighbour's garden, and on the ivy around our school.
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