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Judith in England 29-09-2013 11:46 PM

Echinops and Teazels
 


I have collected seeds form Echinops (thanks to Mike for identifying them a
couple of months ago) and also from Teazels.

I would like to know what is the best time to sow them - and how: if anyone
has experience.

I know that the Teazels are biannuals and that they will not flower - or even
grow to any height next year. Do I sow them now, or wait until spring?


I see that the Echinops can also be annual or biannuals - so, again they may
not grow to maximum height and flower this next year - but when to sow?


Has anyone direct experience of growing either of these for seeds collected
from the flowers?


ned 30-09-2013 12:11 PM

Echinops and Teazels
 
Judith in England Wrote in message:


I have collected seeds form Echinops (thanks to Mike for identifying them a
couple of months ago) and also from Teazels.

I would like to know what is the best time to sow them - and how: if anyone
has experience.

I know that the Teazels are biannuals and that they will not flower - or even
grow to any height next year. Do I sow them now, or wait until spring?


I see that the Echinops can also be annual or biannuals - so, again they may
not grow to maximum height and flower this next year - but when to sow?


Has anyone direct experience of growing either of these for seeds collected
from the flowers?



If you got them from someone's garden (as opposed to wild) you
could ask the owner* how long they were there. If they're new,
who knows, but if he has to re-plant each year there's your
answer. Echinops doesn't like wet cold so choose a spot
accordingly to give them a good chance.

* Might mean confessing

Janet 30-09-2013 02:41 PM

Echinops and Teazels
 
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Judith in England Wrote in message:


I have collected seeds form Echinops (thanks to Mike for identifying them a
couple of months ago) and also from Teazels.

I would like to know what is the best time to sow them - and how: if anyone
has experience.

I know that the Teazels are biannuals and that they will not flower - or even
grow to any height next year. Do I sow them now, or wait until spring?


In my garden teazels readily self-seed wherever they fell from the
mother plants, which suggests frost does no harm and you could sow them
now or spring. Or both, to make sure.

Janet



Judith in England 03-10-2013 08:44 PM

Echinops and Teazels
 
On Sun, 29 Sep 2013 23:46:08 +0100, Judith in England
wrote:



I have collected seeds form Echinops (thanks to Mike for identifying them a
couple of months ago) and also from Teazels.



Thanks - Ned and Janet



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