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Author Topic: Incarvillea seed  (Read 3104 times)

snowdropman

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Incarvillea seed
« on: January 23, 2007, 09:07:33 PM »
I have just received some seed of

Incarvillea compacta
Incarvillea mairei

and would be very grateful for some guidance on how to sow it, what compost to use etc
Chris Sanham
West Sussex, UK

Lesley Cox

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Re: Incarvillea seed
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 09:32:59 PM »
Chris, incarvilleas are generally one of the easiest genera from seed. Just sow by sprinkling the seed on a smallish pot (regular seed or potting mix) and cover with a layer of fine grit about .5 of a cm deep. Water well then keep cool until germination starts which should be in 7-21 days or perhaps a little more if the seed is not fresh. The seedlings should be quite hardy with you but if in doubt, keep frost free until the spring and second leaves are growing on well. No problems!
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

snowdropman

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Re: Incarvillea seed
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 09:36:29 PM »
Hi Lesley - thank you very much for your very clear instructions - greatly appreciated
Chris Sanham
West Sussex, UK

 


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