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Has anyone grown from seed? Its my first time trying to grow betonicifolia. Had problems with damping off, have six seedlings still kind of happy, but not really much growth at all. My question is how do I grow them on? In shade or in full light in warmth or unheated.......plesse help!!!!!! image


  • The meconopsis group have a helpful website.

    They say that bought meconopsis seed is notoriously hard to germinate and fresh seed collected in one's own garden has the best chance of success. There's advice on damping off and the use of heat and shade. Hope this helps.

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Thank you very much. I have read about buying the plant and sowing fresh seed. Just thought I'd give it a go. Like to grow from seed. Even if it takes a while!! Want to grow my plants....... I have read the real john cobb page! May have to read it again and pray! Thanks againimage
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154

    These grow well in some scottish gardens I've visited. Damp and acid 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Yeah nut heard scotland is the best place to grow. Just have a damp shaded part of the garden which would be great for them. Would be a dream to grow them!image plus lincoln is a little like the tibetan mountains!
  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    I don't hold much hope verdun. Germanation was great but lost loads early on. Sown thinly too! Since then ive done nothing but worry about the survivor' will be a miracle. I'd be happpy if it was monocarpic I could collect sow and then play your game next year!
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