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I keep practising the name. :-) I think this is right. I've ordered three plants from that specialist in Berlin I have mentioned before. I love these in the vase but have never grown them. Does anyone have any experience with them in the garden?



Yes - but not successfully, as the second year when the poor plant tried to emerge, the snails got there first! So lesson one is that snails and slugs like the new shoots.

I'm sure that other members have had more success. :-)

8 Jan, 2009


Plant in the down season (now) with the fleshy roots in deep soil as they tend to be drawn deeper as they grow.I find red ones easier than yellow but they are both pinched from my dads garden where he got loads of bunches.

8 Jan, 2009


That's strange spritz - they don't get touched by slugs or snails in my garden - perhaps there is something else here to tempt them!

8 Jan, 2009


I can't plant them now, I'm sorry to say. For one thing, I haven't received the plants yet and for another, the ground is frozen solid (its been at least -5 all day and night for a week now). But I'll plant them as soon as they arrive. Probably by that time the soil will be soft again. Thanks for the tip.

8 Jan, 2009


I grew them some years ago and they flowered well. The only problem I had with them was they got leggy and floppy but I have seen more recent introductions which look to be lovely, stocky, smaller plants.

8 Jan, 2009


i grow a very vigorous orange variety, well it grows with out help from me. the flowers set seed in beautiful scuptured pods that explode and fling their seed all over. They are trouble free and slug resistant for me in east yorkshire.

i have ordered some other colours to liven up my garden.
i intend to pot them up in a 1-2 litre pot until growing well and then they will go outside in thierfinal positio

13 Feb, 2009

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