||normal garden soil
||easy, at room temperature
|Seed ripens||early October|
|This plant in the mustard family produces yellow flowers in spring of its second year. The real show comes later, with masses of flat silvery seed pods, good for cutting and dried arrangements. After a while, the pods come open to reveal golden-brown flat seeds; some drop quickly, others cling on for a long time. Listed as a perennial, it behaves like a biennial in our garden, but self-seeds to provide an ongoing supply.
|Early May: starting to bloom |
|Lots of seed |
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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|Pam Flamm||May 12, 2005||Hi, do you sell Fibigia seedlings? Saw this at Wave Hill in NYC and loved it--I am an impatient gardener :-) Thanks! Pam|
Sorry, no seedlings. I don't bother any more, a few pop up every year, and that's all I need. I have seed to trade, though, which may be just as good (you won't have flowers/pods until next year anyway).
|Sue B.||Jan 05, 2011||Do you know if any wildlife eat these seeds? I would grow them for the wild birds in our area.|
I've no idea. The seeds are coated by a fine gritty material - maybe palatable to a bird, I'd have crunchy teeth all day!
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