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Lampwick

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A happy plant!
« on: April 14, 2011, 02:32:10 PM »
This forum section is entitled ‘Grow From Seed’, and although I haven’t had a hand in physically sowing these seeds; it’s “happened” nonetheless!
They are popping up all around the parent plant, and the photo shows just one of five patches where they are “popping up”. I have carefully dug some of these up, some have been potted up, and some have been planted in other parts of the garden, whilst others have been given to other gardeners.

I know this is certainly not unusual with Uvularia, and most of you lot here can grow it equally well; but when I first bought this plant way back in the early 1970s I repeatedly lost it!
It’s just nice to know that a plant is happy…isn’t it?  ;D
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Re: A happy plant!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 10:08:42 PM »
I'm sure you're right Lampwick, so forgive me for being a doubting Thomas but I wondered if the seedlings were, in fact, stolons. Mine has never set seed but it does increase well from thin side growths which gradualy thicken out to be a part of the patch, before they flower. Either way, there's NO doubt your plant is happy. :D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: A happy plant!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 04:02:27 AM »
That is indeed a happy plant, with welcome seedlings.  My Uvularia grandiflora does set seed and I find self-sown seedlings, which invariably germinate in a garden path where they get walked on yet persist.  When I think of it I transplant them, they are very slow to reach flowering size.
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Re: A happy plant!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 10:24:55 AM »
I'm sure you're right Lampwick, so forgive me for being a doubting Thomas but I wondered if the seedlings were, in fact, stolons. Mine has never set seed but it does increase well from thin side growths which gradualy thicken out to be a part of the patch, before they flower. Either way, there's NO doubt your plant is happy. :D

Three seedlings, just dug-up. They have now been potted on.
On there own roots and not attached to a stolon! :-* ;D
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Re: A happy plant!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 09:00:56 PM »
Well that settles that then. :)
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 


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