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FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 12, 2012
6:44 PM

Post #9162833

I am looking for Bomarea plants for sale, that isn't on ebay.
Not sure I trust ebay and what I am getting exactly and I don't want to try these as seeds.
Has anyone had a good experience with a company that sell Bomarea plants?
Thanks, FH
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9162904

www.anniesannuals.com sometimes carries them--not sure if they have any in stock now, some of their plants tend to come and go. But they have a wish list feature that'll notify you when they get back in stock.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9162907

Oh--I know you said you didn't want eBay, but I've bought from this seller before and been very happy with their plants and he/she pretty regularly has Bomareas available http://myworld.ebay.com/strange_wonderful_things&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID&_trksid=p3984.m1543.l2533
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 12, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9162921

Yea I would love to order from Annies but her postage is incredibly HUGE to the east coast $30.00 to ship one plant is way out of line. Even for a box of 8 plants doesn't justify the postage costs...to me anyway. I will look at Strange and wonderful things on ebay.
Thanks for the input
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9164148

Patti, we can't grow Bomarea vine here - they don't like our heat and humidity. With that being said, if you know someone in California, they can get you a one-gallon plant for under $10. I saw them when I was in Anaheim, but couldn't justify buying and mailing the plant, just to watch it melt. If you DO get one and can get it to do well, let me know. Hugs, Jo
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 13, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9164294

Jo, I am willing to grow it inside in my den along with a few other heat tenders.
I did find a few on other auction sites but not sure I trust auction sites exactly.
By the time you get them grown out it may not be exactly what you wanted or ordered by then it is way to late...heck I had that happen to me with a plant company, I ordered an expensive plant and it ended up a common once I got the stick grown and flushed, by then it was way too late.
Jo, I know you are willing to try one :-) Aren't you :-)
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9164513

I guess that could work. You know me - I'm up for the challenge. I'll start looking!
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 14, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9164784

You might just be surprised if you hang on :-))
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #9164948

Hang on to WHAT?! LOL You know me - I don't need a LOT in order to hang on!!!
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 14, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9164997

Just don't do anything just yet is all I am saying...I'm workin' on somethin' here...LOL
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9165010

Patti, let's turn this into a private dmail, ok?
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9165169

I've got seeds and have never had luck getting them to germinate .. any suggestions?
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9165225

Anne, here's a site that tells how to germinate the seeds:

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Bomarea
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9165236

Thanks Kay .. I actually found that awhile back and followed the instructions .. no luck .. I'll try again though later on this summer .. I've read they prefer cooler conditions for germination .. I've got 4 in a pot at the moment I started in January .. and still nothing is happening.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9165295

I read several sites and one in particular said to use plain old wet peat moss that is kept damp - said it took about 2 weeks for them to germinate. Of course, scarifying with a rasp and soaking in hot water over night will help.
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 14, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9165412

Do you have Deb's address? (joeswife)
I have some stuff she wanted as well and since I am home I might as well get those out to her
floridabunnie
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 27, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9184096

Hi Floridaheat -

I was intrigued by your post and this vine - it is beautiful! I have become obsessed with vines and the unusual myself.

Georgia Vines has the Bomarea Salsilla at http://www.georgiavines.com/cart/index.php?zenid=96aq676eulb06e30mh7hgm5rk7&main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=bomarea&search_in_description=1&categories_id=&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=

I have purchased from them before and have had no issues, and their shipping is usually superfast.
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

June 28, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9184480

Thank you!! For the moment I have recieved one of an unknown type, but that is OK with me.
Would rather experiment before I dive head long into a big investment.
I too have become quite obsessed with vines and climbers, since most of my gardening area is vertical space right now...thanks for the tip!!

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