Sow February to June or September to October. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. This seed is small so after sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination can take 21-40 days. Keep at a temperature of between 15-29C (60-85F). When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays.
Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30-45cm (12-18in) apart.
For the best results, plant in a sunny-semi shaded position in a deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Once established plants do not like to be disturbed
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
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This plant astonishes people.
By Dinah Dayus 25-12-2015
I had the very great pleasure this year of showing these plants to a friend who had never seen anything like them before. I love to show people new things, and this one is guaranteed to surprise. The tall, grass-like foliage sends out tall, tall arched spires, that begin looking like a flowering grass, but then produce a wonderful arching succession of bells. I love them, they are so tough and self-sufficient, and amazingly resilient. Even in the strong winds they just bend to accomodate the air currents because they are flexible like grasses. They have withstood floods and droughts in my garden over the past few years; even blooming once in winter after the weather confused them. Well, doesn’t it confuse us all a little these days!
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