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By Gattina

Bologna, Italy It

Has anyone managed to propagate eryngium from seed? Any advice, please?




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Hello Gattina,

Sow in March/April in seed compost, place in cold frame, prick out into 3 inch pots of JI no 1 compost when they are big enough to handle. Plant out in October in the permanent spot.

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you so much, Pimpernel - can't ask for more than that! Do you grow them yourself?

26 Oct, 2011

 

I used to propagate them by root cuttings but they were better at seeding themselves after a few years, you will be pulling them up Gattina !

They are a beautiful plant and well worth making room for.

26 Oct, 2011

 

I set a packet this year, so disappointed as only managed to get one plant. At least I have the one :-)

26 Oct, 2011

 

Try root cuttings Dawnsaunt. It is almost certain to work.

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Pimpernel, I will. I'll try and get this one mature and give your tip a go.

26 Oct, 2011

 

You should get the variety 'Miss Willmot's Ghost', so called because she always had some seed in her pocket when she went visiting anywhere and always dropped some seed on the ground wherever she was, thus spreading new plants everywhere... whether you wanted them or not!

27 Oct, 2011

 

I have been trawling the site pictures, and quite fancied "Big Blue", but the only place I can find seed is through Thompson & Morgan, and I (and I believe some other GoYers) have not been very impressed with them so far.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Buy one plant, collect the seed yourself....

27 Oct, 2011

 

That's a good idea Bamboo - the cost of my packet of seed would have gone along way to buying a plant and all I have at the mo is one seedling. Sounds like Miss Willmot's Ghost is an easy one to grow seed from.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Except as far as I recall it is only an annual one - although if they pop up on their own, I suppose that's not bad.

27 Oct, 2011

 

Sounds good to me.

27 Oct, 2011

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