I bought a small package of Eccremocarpus Scaber mix (Glory Vine) I can't find very much information on sowing this seed. Does it need any kind of treatment before you sow it? I am thinking about putting it under lights in a warm area to grow as I am anxious to get it blooming before July. Is this a good idea? Has any one had any experience with this vine? I plan to grow it amongst Gloriosa Lily.
I haven't grown them before, but I'm trying Tresco Cream this year. I plan to start them inside at room temperature in a cool room; I may also stick a few out in a winter sowing jug. From what I found, they actually germinate at pretty cool temps-55-60F. Also found estimates of how long to germinate of anywhere from 14 to 60 days, so we may not get flowers. I may try to bring one in for winter. There is a note in PlantFIles that someone had one come back after the temp went down to 0F, so I may try to keep it in the garage against the wall shared with the house. Good luck to us both!
I am going to start mine indoors also. I think I will put mine in the warmest, sunniest place I have. It is always risky to plant a tropical from seed and expect it to bloom like an annual. I am reluctant to drag my vines in to over winter them. I have some Brugs, a Bougainvillea, Mandevilla and Jasmine I drag in. I used to have a passion flower and Stephanotis that I drug in as well. But, I am a little tired of dragging all of this stuff in. I am planting Gloriosa Lily because I can dig up the root and store it for winter which is much easier than bringing in an entire vine. So, I am experimenting with vines that will bloom for summer in terazzo planters that have a trellis in them. They are on my deck. I don't like morning glories as they re-seed like crazy around here.
On the other hand, while I think of it, I planted Black Eye Susan Vine, "Blushing Suzie" and it took until July before it started blooming well. So, there you go.
I just got "Month by Month Gardening in Illinois" and I was surprised by how early they say to start Black Eyed Susan Vine, I guess that's why. I'm trying to winter sow a few of those. I will post pics when/if my Glory Vine comes up. Fingers crossed.