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Caro22andCaro22and Milford HavenPosts: 23
Does anyone have more info about them ?
Delightful beauties which slugs seem to avoid.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    so long as they don't sit in waterlogged soil in the winter, they're pretty resilient.
    Devon.
  • Caro22andCaro22and Milford HavenPosts: 23
    Many thanks Hostafan.  Theyre waving at me right now.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153
    Grew some from seed last year, overwintered in pots amd planted out this year.  Had a couple of flowers - hoping they bulk up a bit more next year.  Good to hear they are slug resistant 🐌
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    Caro22and said:
    Many thanks Hostafan.  Theyre waving at me right now.
    Aw bless'em.
    Devon.
  • Caro22andCaro22and Milford HavenPosts: 23
    Wish i cld post foto of them but not sure how, im on the autistic spectrum....
  • Caro22andCaro22and Milford HavenPosts: 23
    Thanks Chicky too !  They really are delightful
  • Caro22andCaro22and Milford HavenPosts: 23
    Am on a fairly smartfone.  No computer.
    Plenty of fotos !
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    Can't help with smartphones. I don't have one, but most on here do, so I'm sure someone will help you out.
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,518
    I grew some from seed years ago and they come up reliably every year.
    The downside for me is when the bloom dies the papery remains stay attached to the seed head, so they really have to be dead headed frequently and each snip leaks milky sap that can be a skin irritant.
    Other than that they're lovely plants
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