Different hardiness reports on this one. I'm hoping the ones projecting hardiness down to zone 6 (including the AHS encyclopedia) are correct. I'll try to remember to mulch them well... Others report that this tuberous perennial takes quite a number of years before seedlings get to blooming size. Native to India and Nepal.
||purple (late summer)
||prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil; dislikes heat
||germinate at warm room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Our first attempt did not meet with success – now trying a second time. Since I may never get to grow them to maturity, I took a picture of my seedlings shortly after planting them out.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 75F (90%G, 11-45d)
- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 75F (9d) - 70F (63%G, 7-10d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (22%G, 13d)
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February 15, 2013