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Piptanthus nepalense from seed?

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Anyone ever tried growing this from seed? Ours is looking very sad, but it has produced a lot of seed so I was going to grow a new one. Question is, does it need cold stratification or warmth?

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My book says to collect the seed in late summer or autumn, extracing it from the ripe seed pods. Store in a cool place and sow under glass in spring. Prick out seedlings into individual pots and grow on under glass for autumn planting.

I bought some small seedlings last spring to grow on for sale later in the year and, after hardening them off in June, grow them outside in their pots in a sheltered position. The only thing I found is to keep the soil evenly moist; if it becomes waterlogged or too dry, the bottom leaves turn yellow and drop off. Apart from that, they seemd quite amenable to the summer weather.

27 Oct, 2009


Another one I had to look up not knowing Piptanthus. If you have lots of seed, Owdboggy, then why not try several methods of sowing. Some now outdoors, and some in spring. Coming from Nepal I would not think that warm treatements would be required.

27 Oct, 2009


Actually bulbaholic, this is not as hardy as you might think

27 Oct, 2009


Plenty of seed for sure.
Last Winters weather did a lot of damage.

27 Oct, 2009

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