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Shers101
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

February 14, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8372058

I bought some seeds for $1 from a local museum's garden last fall. I had never seen this plant before and was intrigued with it, even though it was nearing the end of the season, it still looked spectacular.

I was told to just sprinkle the seeds on the ground and pretty much forget about them. I hope that was true and can't wait to see if they will sprout this spring.

Thanks for a great article on my new favorite plant.

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8372068

From what I have read, they do tend to self-seed, which means they should be good candidates for winter-sowing, or direct sowing in place in the spring. I did start mine indoors in a seed tray during the winter, but only because I was so desperate to get my hands in the dirt and see something growing!

It will be great to have seeds from the local museum's garden! It is always special to have plants with a history behind them. I have so many plants that were shared with me by my mother, and other Dave's Garden members, and I always note where they came from on the plant label.

Best of luck with your seeds! As long as you locate them where they'll get full sun, they should do well!

Angie

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