Culinary note: Blooms may be used raw in salads, steeped into a tea, fried, or as an ingredient in making sweets. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Grow them on in full light, with good ventilation in a conservatory, greenhouse or even a sunny window. Water moderately at all times, but in winter, after the leaves have fallen, keep the plants dry until spring when moderate rewatering can commence. Top dress with fresh compost each spring and apply regular mist sprays of warm water as the flowers expand. After flowering, cut back the side shoots to 3-4 buds.
Hardiness: In the UK, Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia they should be treated as frost tender plants with the exception of warm temperate and tropical climates.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them individually into 7.5cm (3 in) pots of a similar potting compost. Grow the plants on at 15-18C (60-65F) in good ventilation and light. Water them carefully until the roots are growing rapidly through the compost. Potting on; Once the pots are full of roots, they should be potted on into 13cm (5in) then 18cm (7in) pots and finally into large pots or tubs. The compost used should always be free draining.
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Long term project 2015-07-27
Grew these over 20 years ago, sadly lost in a house move ,so try again, I found that only the larger of the seeds germinated i seemed to have half and half in my packet size wise . The one that was paler in colour did not thrive and died, whilst the darker green ones are doing well. Prone to spider mite , tried pinching one out as i remembered the 3 foot sticks of the past before they flowered ,havent been radical enough as it kept on growing up...will save this for when their a little bigger. I might add that i did have 4 germinate and still have 3 healthy seedlings. Overall I am pleased ,their not exactly a doddle but in the long run well worth the effort .
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A waiting game 2014-12-01
I bought these seeds four years ago, four seeds germinated I let them grow for the first two years . In the third I cut the top off each plant and they have now grown side shoots and they have produced enough growth to make them look more interesting. I am hoping for flowers this year. In the meantime they make a talking point in the bathroom where they enjoy warmth, sunshine and a moist atmosphere. Well worth buying the seeds for those who don't mind waiting for plants to flower
Got these last year and didn't expect much. I followed the instructions and planted them in some moist soil, only to find that 5 of the 6 seeds had germinated in less than a week! They grow great in my conservatory in summer and they're almost a year old now and about 6-10 inches tall. No flowers yet, of course, but looking forward to it.