|Our old-fashioned original |
|'Coral Reef' |
|Gotta love the patterns on the developing seedboxes |
Large flowers, large petals. They don't last long, but they're eyegrabbers while they last. The hairy foliage pushes up in early spring, grows nice and bushy by late spring, then goes into decline and disappears by mid-summer. There are lots and lots of fancy cultivars around, but the plants we had in the early years of the garden were of the standard in-your-face red variety. Those have since passed on, and I've started a couple of different named varieties from seed since then. So far, we've seen the pastel-pink flowers of 'Coral Reef', still waiting on our 'Pizzicato Mix' plants.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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- Seed from '06 trade for 'Coral Reef'. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 6-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (48%G, 9-15d)
- Seed for 'Pizzicato mix' from '09 trade. Baggy 70F with light (70%G, 5-8d)
- Seed for 'Coral Reef' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (15%G, 11-13d).
Seed for 'Pizzicato mix' from '09 trade. Baggy 70F with light (66%G, 7-9d)
- Seed for 'Beauty of Livermere' from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (94%G, 4-8d)
- Seed for 'Beauty of Livermere' as above. Baggy 70F with light (88%G, 6-8d)
- Seed for 'Beauty of Livermere' as above. Baggy 70F with light (90+%G, 6-8d)
- Seed for 'Pizzicato mix' from '09 trade. Baggy 70F with light (42%G, 6-11d)
Deterioration of viability with time is obvious - but some viable seed remains even after 5 years.
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January 19, 2014