Native to central Asia, this is a taller relative of the plants commonly grown as "hardy gloxinias" (I. delavayi and I. mairei grandiflora). Although one plant lived in an area near our patio for a full second season, I never noticed it blooming. Luckily, it's coming back for a third year. Regrowth in spring is fairly early - the photo here was taken April 19th.
||drought-tolerant once established
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '06/'07 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-10d)
Easy. Some of the seeds received were flimsy - the germination results above reflect only the more substantial ones.
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May 09, 2009