|Long seedpods – they will burst open after they turn brown |
Pink flowers with striking yellow markings on this annual. It's a completely different look from the more commonly grown C. houtteana, with its large divided (some say hemp-like) leaves and splayed-open large-petaled pure-pink flowers. I suspect it would look rather nice in a dense planting, something we didn't achieve in our first attempt, where only a few seedlings survived. I'll be looking for volunteers near where those plants grew come springtime.
||sticky purple cleome
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (18d) -35F (19d) - 70F (6%G, 4-18d)
- Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange. Direct to pot outdoors mid-March. Good germination by two weeks later
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (13%G, 11-21d). No seedling development
Direct-seeding to pot seems like the way to go.
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April 11, 2021