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Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles'

Sensitive Briar

Hardy Perennial

An unusual hardy species of this sensitive plant. Lax arching stems with small thorns (briers), and very sensitive leaves that fold when touched are then graced by attractive pink puffball-like flowers during the summer, attracting beneficial insects to the garden. Height: 30-60cm (12-24in).

Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (20 mimosa seeds)

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Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Sow the seed on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost, and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 21-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots of good, peat-based compost mixed with some grit. When well grown, pot on into 20cm (8in) pots. Grow in a well-lit position with good ventilation, take care not to over water and apply an occasional liquid fertiliser.

Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.

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