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Mystery seeds


By Mad

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

My Japanese friend has sent me this packet of seeds. She said I should sow them now (got them last month) and said they will stand to very cold weather. I didn't have a space until now. The latin name is ORYCHOPHRAGMUS but I can't find them in any of my books.





if you google it you get quite a bit of info. it doesnt look as if it is fully hardy though, unless i have mis read it.

16 Oct, 2009


Look here

16 Oct, 2009


there is a goole site called'brown envelope seeds' that seems similar to you, a chatty site explaining where theirs came from

16 Oct, 2009


annual/biennial, doesn't like temperatures below -5C, edible leaves, sunny position

16 Oct, 2009


Thank you all. Bamboo that was quick - edible leaves sounds good.
I suppose its best to regard it as an annual.

16 Oct, 2009


Very pretty flowers...looks a bit like Hesperis (rocket family?) hence the edible leaves perhaps?

16 Oct, 2009

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