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Erythrina herbacea

Common name coral bean; Cherokee bean
Family fabaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers scarlet
From seed nick and soak, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Although some sources say it's hardy to zone 6, I'm not so hopeful. Still, it will be fun to see what this plant does in just one growing season.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (67%G, 7d)

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