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nige pook

Cleomes

Post by nige pook » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi guys, anybody grown these before? I thought id give them a go this year and have now got my bought seeds in the fridge,apparently they need stratification first!
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bodster
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Re: Cleomes

Post by bodster » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:25 pm

i've grown them Nige. They are very easy from seed. I've never stratified them though and not had any problems germinating them. Where in southampton are you Nige?

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Post by nige pook » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:43 pm

That sounds encouraging,although they do say they require a nightime drop in temps too. Was thinking of doing them in the greenhouse,maybe in a few weeks. Im in chandlers ford near Eastleigh,where are you?
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Re: Cleomes

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:51 pm

No need to stratify. Should get very high germination.

stephenprudence

Re: Cleomes

Post by stephenprudence » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Yes although they don't grow too well here and have trouble flowering in my experience.. Seems other members have it easier trying to grow these though.. It could just be my garden so don't take my word for it!

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Re: Cleomes

Post by bodster » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:49 pm

i'm over by west end nige

Kristen

Re: Cleomes

Post by Kristen » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:17 pm

bodster wrote:They are very easy from seed. I've never stratified them though and not had any problems germinating them.
Same here, I grow them each year. I prefer the White to the mixed / pink and grow C. Helen Campbell (from Moles Seeds)

not a particularly good photo, but Cleome on the right, and droopy heads of Nicotiana sylvestris on the left

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Post by Neil Ziemski » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:29 pm

I grow these every year
Straight out of the packet into compost, on window cill, germinate In a week!
Flower every year for me, but make sure you pinch the main flower spike out and they will multi brach and flower on each one.
Neil

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