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Vernonia Gigantea(tall ironweed)


By Simbad

Vernonia Gigantea(tall ironweed) (vernonia)

Grown from seed several years ago, a good size clump at last.

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Was it a plant world seed one by any chance. I had their land of the giants collection and have Digitalis Stewartii from that collection seeding around if you're interested.

8 Sep, 2015


It was Dawn, I know you always comment on this :-) I've never been able to collect seed from it though tried just get the fluffy heads but no seeds attached, wonder if its because it flowers so late.
I'd love some of your digitalis seed please it looks great :-), I'll pm you in the next few days as I have a couple of seeds you might like, and need to sort you delphinium seed etc out, its been mental here now Robs retired we're always nipping off somewhere, not enough hours in the day! :-)

13 Sep, 2015


Funny the seeds hide, isnt it, if you cant get seed from it, nobody can - well someone must have, lol.
I will right down a note to myself for the Digitalis stewartii - do you prefer seed or young plants? I've tried to get seeds from campanula lactiflora for you before and I fail, I wil try again this year.

14 Sep, 2015


I'll keep looking Dawn :-)
Seed would be great from the digitalis if you have any that is? They'd look good in the new area Robs clearing and I've been banned from planting anything till its done.
I have got you seed from my tall blue campanula was going to send you a bit of the plant but seeds probably be better then you'll have lots of plants some of mine flowered first year didn't get really tall till year two though but I find that when its transplanted too.

15 Sep, 2015


Thanks Kathy yes I can collect seed x

16 Sep, 2015

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