Out of several attempts to establish this species in our garden (I'm a sucker for sea hollies), the plant in the photo is the only one to survive into a second season. So far, it's more than worth it - striking patterning on the leaves, which have a healthy gloss. Just a couple weeks after the first photo, the flowering stalk has shot up, and the plant looks positively fierce! Unfortunately, it expired after this flowering performance. I'm eager to re-establish this in our garden some day.
||Moroccan sea holly
||give 8 weeks cold, then 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 '02 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (53%G, 6-9d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (60%G, 5-16d)
- Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (8w; 15%G, 8th wk) - 70F (15%G, 3d)
- Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 35F (8w; 25%G, 5w) - 70F (13%G, 3d)
Seedlings finnicky, prone to damp-off.
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common mis-spellings: varifolium
March 29, 2009