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LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9371236

I have a nice stand of Turks' Cap that has enlarged over the years, with zero assistance from me. A friend would like some. I've googled some basic stuff (need to re-find it), but am wondering if anyone has personal experience to pass along. I'm thinking to dig up/divide a few plants for her in early spring. Thanks!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9372690

Turk's cap as in Lily or Hibiscus?
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2013
9:47 PM

Post #9372886

LOL, I have no idea. It looks like this, though:
http://www.westongardens.com/page content/plant library/turks cap.htm

KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9372940

That link didn't work - try another one.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9372942

In your area, I doubt you need to wait for spring. It is pretty hardy stuff. You should not have a problem dividing it anytime between now and hot weather. I would think the sooner the better so it will have a chance to settle into her yard before it gets too hot.
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2013
9:10 PM

Post #9373763

Thanks, steadycam3. I'll get on it as soon as the weather cooperates a bit. It's cold out there! (for Texas, anyway).
KayJones, sorry, here's another link. Hope it works better for you.
http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/turks-cap.html (I didn't know it was edible, but I think I'll stick to strawberries, lol).
Lise
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2013
3:12 AM

Post #9373833

This plant is rampant in my yard and I dig it whenever - never tried to relocate it, though.
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9374412

Thanks for your comment. With luck, maybe it will grow rampant for my hummingbird-loving friend too.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 7, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9377955

I have a Turk's Cap that I grew from cuttings taken from my former neighbor's plant. I just stuck the cuttings in some moist potting soil and put in a produce bag. It's now about 5 yrs old.
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9380157

Fantastic, stephanietx! I will definitely try that. Thanks.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 9, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9380322

BTW, Lise they also live in SA! ;)
tx_flower_child
Dallas, TX

April 29, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9501350

All very interesting. I just read last night that it's best to grow turk's cap from container grown plants rather than cuttings. And I thought if something is on the internet it has to be true. :D
BTW, I have them growing in Dallas and also had them when I lived in Austin. Sun or shade. Despite neglect by me, always good growers.

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