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Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

I know I've done a few posts, but last one for a while...

I'm wanting to grow some lynchis seeds, but some websites say sow september outdoors and others say sow february indoors...I have no idea, can anyone help please? image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    I've grown Lychnis chalcedonica from T&M seeds sown in spring.  They took two seasons to flower well and needed staking, but only lasted about 5 years although that may be down to them not liking my clay soil much, or perhaps not getting enough sun (I planted them by an East-facing hedge, so they only got full sun for about half a day.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    Thankyou everyone, how often do you have to split them and do you know how long they take to germinate?

  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    Do you stake lynchis, as I heard online it can be floppy?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    It probably depends on variety.  My chalcedonica grew to about 3 feet tall and went down in the wind unless staked.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,935
    Put some seeds in a month or so ago, all germinated in no time, really easy, grows anywhere.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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