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Crambe Cordifolia

LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
Just got my Hayloft Catalogue so going through to see what seeds I want for next year, has anyone grown these, if so any tips, quite expensive £3.99 for 10, but looks like a very useful plant for back or middle of border. 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crambe-cordifolia-greater-sea-kale-Scented-white-flowers-Hardy-Perennial-seeds/261478583857?epid=0&hash=item3ce1568e31:g:LN4AAOxySoJTUZqh
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,210
    edited December 2019
    I grew this in my last garden. I loved it. Some folk don't like the smell, TBH , I never noticed it.
    I found the odd self set seedling when I grew it.
    It's pretty tall, 6ft plus and you might have a problem with the wind where you are.
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,177
    I had one, it got very big very quickly and looked good, but the smell was unbearable - really foul.
    It went on the compost heap
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 2,925
    Pretty plant but mine was eaten alive by cabbage white caterpillars 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    Ok that’s out then😀. Thank folks. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    I’ve got the online Chiltern catalogue now,   Picked out loads, wasn’t going to grow anything else, gardens full, how can anyone resist though. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 2,925
    I sent in a small order yesterday mostly sweet peas and I do agree it irresistible 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    I love the way it’s  laid out in colour order. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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