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Apr 9, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL
Flinter, if the leaves don't develop the spots, be sure and save some seed for Star. Make her a real happy piggy in the next Piggy Swap!

Star, I'm not sure how well Cerinthe purpurascens will do with our heat and humidity. It has been many years ago since I grew the purple one, but they seemed to fade rather quickly once our summer really got going. I only planted a few seed of each at first, hoping they would live long enough to produce at least a few mature seed, but expecting I probably needed to treat them as cool season annuals and plant again this fall.

The purple sprouted quickly and grew fast. The yellow didn't sprout at all. I put the rest of the yellow seed in water to pick out a couple non-floaters to soak and plant, but since they all floated I let them all soak overnight. Still all floaters, but I planted them all hoping for at least one seedling. The purple had been so straightforward with three sinkers and one floater then three seed sprouted, that I don't think peroxide would have helped. If I had more of the yellow seed on hand, I would try it just in case.

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