Sowing time: March to April.Sow seed in pots or trays of moist seed compost, do not cover seed. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a temperature of between 18-21C (65-70F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 10-21 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays.
Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-30cm (9-12in) apart. For best results, provide a light, well-drained soil in full sun.
Before the autumn frosts, lift the plants, pot them up and over winter indoors on a well-lit windowsill or frost-free greenhouse. Keep the compost just barely moist until spring, when they can be planted out again.
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delosperma florinunda starburst
By anne hinks 21-07-2013
Sowed these from seed in April 2012. Made lovely plants that flowered profusedly. Overwintered in a cold greenhouse but left some outside in containers, they are even better this year. Excellent value
By helen wilkinson 13-06-2011
I think every single one of the 200 miniscule seeds has germinated. I have more tiny plants than I know what to do with. I mixed the seeds with sand before sprinkling over the surface of seed compost. Even then there are far too many, too close together to grow on well. Have been pricking out but they are difficult to re-plant with such tiny roots. Don't know what the answer is but they were certainly value for money!
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