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Gelasine elongata

Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers blue
Size 20"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Keeping my fingers crossed for hardiness. No success on first attempt, but I keep on trying until my seed stores are depleted. The seedlings from 2012 were still around in the form of elongated burgundy bulbs in spring of 2013; no signs of growth starting by late April, but I hope to have a positive update later in spring.

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 HPS/MAG '05/'06 exchange. Baggy 70F (22%G, 21-60d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (50%G, 14-46d)
  3. Same seed as above. Sandpapered husks off. Baggy 70F (44%G, 17-27d)
  4. Same seed as above. Sandpapered husks off. Baggy 70F (19%G, 18-47d)

Long-viable seed. Providing a bit warmer conditions may help germination. Dark outer husk can be removed by rubbing off.

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