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How do to plant laurentia?

B3B3 Posts: 21,462
Do you plant them in little clumps like lobelia?
They seem to be awfully small to separate and plant individually.
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,518
    I've not grown them from seed, but I do buy them for planters if a local nursery has them in little pots.
    I buy them as single plants and they grow really well.
    They have on occasion survived the winter and come up the following year too.
    Lovely plants
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462
    Are they definitely single plants @Pete.8? If so, I'll have to get the tweezers out😕
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,518
    I've not had them for a couple of years, but several local nurseries sell them in small pots usually as 'basket plants' 6 for £5 and as far as i can remember they were individual plants, but I suppose there may have been several plants in 1 pot (if that makes life easier :))
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,883
    I’ve always grown them from seed,  just prick out 2 or 3, or 4 if  it’s not possible, they grow to big plants once they’re in your baskets or tubs,   They are usually blue or white so when you plant a little group you could get both colours . 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,811
    I’m very fond of them and I always grow them from seed. I usually prick the out individually, but you could probably get away with a few in a clump, as @Lyn says. It attracts unusual visitors...


  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462
    Well I'll do my best. If I sow them again,I'll space them out.
    I wish the size of the seed have some indication to the size of the plant.
    Nature's way of getting its own back in a small way. Pun intended. 😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,811
    Foxgloves would have seeds the size of sunflower seeds. 😱
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462
    And that would be a problem? @pitter-patter😀
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,811
    Not sure how they could be reconfigured to fit the new size of seed. Are you growing blue or pink laurentia? I’ve seen some nice blue ones at the garden centre the other day. I might end up buying one or two...
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,462
    edited May 2021
    Blue, I think. I got them free with a magazine. I planted lots of different magazine seeds and they've all germinated. Not entirely sure what to do with some of them.. Some ,it would certainly have been easier to just buy a tray from someone who knew what they were doing🙄
    @pitter-patter
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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