Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

Woodrose

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
« Prev thread: Woodpeckers?| Next thread: Woodscaping? »
Back to Thread index
by ShirlS on December 11, 2005 06:20 AM
Hi!

Recently I returned from a vacation in Hawaii. I brought some Hawaiian Woodrose seeds back. Does anyone know what needs to be done with the seeds prior to planting them? do they need to be nicked or soaked or? I plan on keeping them in a container. I love the way the flowers look once they have dried.
[flower]
Shirl

* * * *
 -
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
by tkhooper on December 11, 2005 09:40 AM
lucky lucky you. I don't know anything about caring for them but I agree they are great looking when they are dried.

* * * *
 -
 -
by mike57 on December 11, 2005 08:09 PM
[wavey] HI ShirlS Here is some imformation i found for you about them.Good Luck on Growing them.
HAWAIIAN WOODROSE.
Morning Glory family.
is a slender perennial vine with leaves divided into five to seven narrow lobes. The blooms are yellow.followed by a smooth round capsule surrounded by five petal like sepals. Native to Asia naturalized and cultivated in Hawaii.
Cultivation and Propagation.The large woodrose may be grown outdoors in southern California and in the South. The seed of the large woodrose must be nicked well before it will grow. Cut a nick in the seedcoat or cut the small end of the seed off. Soak for 48 hours or until it swells. Then place the seed in a bowl or cup of damp peat moss.cover it with plastic wrap and put it anywhere that maintains a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit or more.Check every few days until it sprouts in 3 to 10 days. Once sprouted. plant in a 3- to 4 inch pot if grown indoors or start seed in May or after your last frost if it is to be grown outdoors. Place the pot in a large sunny window and give the vine something to twine around.It can take little or much watering and much abuse. The vine will flower the second and subsequent years.hope this helps your friend in gardening,Mike57 [wavey] [flower] [flower]

* * * *
 -
No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.
by ShirlS on December 12, 2005 12:43 AM
Hi Tk! [wavey] I never even knew they exsisted until I got some in a flower arrangement that was delivered to me there. I took the flowers out in order to bring home, and save. When I took them out, they rattled!! HA!! Guess who went looking for the source!

Mike, thank you for the information! I appriciate it very much! I will plant these sometime next week hopefully, and we will see what happens with them. I have 10 seeds so if the 1st one takes I will likely put the rest onto a list for exchange. Woo hoo that will be my first entry!

Shirl [Big Grin]

* * * *
 -
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
by mike57 on December 12, 2005 09:46 AM
HI ShirlS You are very welcome.your friend in gardening.mike57

* * * *
 -
No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.
by tkhooper on December 12, 2005 01:42 PM
wow put me on that list I'd love to have one. I hope you have the best of luck with it.

* * * *
 -
 -
by ShirlS on December 13, 2005 12:39 AM
You got it Tk! Thanks
Shirl

* * * *
 -
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
by tkhooper on December 13, 2005 03:43 AM
Thankyou.

* * * *
 -
 -
by ShirlS on January 16, 2006 01:20 AM
Tk!

I am bumping this up so you can see Mikes planting instructions. Have fun!

Shirl

* * * *
 -
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
by MsBatt on January 18, 2006 12:54 PM
You might want to wait about trading off any 'extra' seeds until you have a good, sturdy plant going. Last spring I germinated about 15 of these, and only THREE of them survived long-term.

Active Garden Forum

« Prev thread: Woodpeckers?| Next thread: Woodscaping? »
Back to Thread index

Other articles you might like: