Surfinia - cuttings or collect seeds?

jayne 1jayne 1 Posts: 37

Hi, I brought a Sufinia violet in colour plant today and i would like to grow another one. I cant find how to do it anywhere on the internet.Does anyone know what I do. Do I collect the seeds when the plant is coming to an end or take cuttings? how do i do this and when is best to do it? thank you

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  • Do not bother collecting the seeds- they will either be sterile or not true

    Cuttings is the only sure-fire way-but you need to over-winter them

    Leave it till the autumn before the frosts come back

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 389

    The reasons theres no guides is they patiented and your not allowed to propagate them but the sufinia you buy is propagated by cuttings the seeds dont come true.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    You can propagate for your own use.You are not allowed to sell them.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • jayne 1jayne 1 Posts: 37

    Oh didnt know this. I got it from a fair, paid £1 for it. Just had a label that said sufinia. Looks so nice i want to  grow another one. Thank you for all your answersimage

  • I disagree, i have harvested surfinia seeds year in year out and propagate them indoors before spring, and plant them out in June, and get a wonderfull dispay each year,

    I get 1000's of seeds from each plant and i end up with so many i give many of them away to friends and family.

    My advice would be to give it ago, you may well just be pleasantly suprised!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,246

    You may disagree John and you may have got some lovely plants but they're not 'Surfinia' unless they've been grown as cuttings from 'Surfinia'.

    If it seeds at all it doesn't seed totally true. As time goes on you'll get more seeds and further away from 'Surfinia'. But while you've got nice plants, maybe nicer than surfinia, I wouldn't worry about it.

     

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