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Jovellana violacea


By Meanie

Jovellana violacea (Jovellana violacea)

New from Hill House Nursery today.

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Nice to see some flowers, mine is looking a little second hand after the winter. Top nursery by the way!!!

23 May, 2013


I've struggled with this one, Any hints?

23 May, 2013


PA - how did you care for yours? I'm a little unsure at the moment, although I'll pot up some of the suckers as back-up.
Used/been there a few times. T'other half and I got;
Salvia discolor (mine caught a frost last autumn)
Nicotiana glauca
Passiflora exoniensis
Macaya bella
Thunbergia gregorii
All well established plants for a total of £60 inc p&p.

Sorry Andrew, I really am green as far as this goes.

24 May, 2013


Last winter I kept in a frost free greenhouse and it flowered well, this year due to lack to space it was in a cold greenhouse, it survived but i've had to cut it hard back so no flowers. The rest of the year it is outside in a sunny sheltered spot, feed is high potash slow release. Warm greenhouse next winter me thinks.

I also lost my salvia discolor this year, not sure why i've had it for 6 years I couldn't stop it dying back :o(

Been to hillview once when on holls, wish I lived a bit closer!

24 May, 2013


Thanks for the tip PA!

If I could strike a cutting og S.discolor you could have it! For whatever reason they fail every time.

I'm lucky here - Hill House is only 160 miles away!!!!

25 May, 2013


349 miles from here M, I have rooted S.discolour but only 2 out of many, not sure why they rooted and others didn't so sorry can't pass on any hot tips.

25 May, 2013


Thanks anyway. I'm going to try to make a misting unit so maybe I'll try in there..............

26 May, 2013


Mine rooted in a propagator I kept the iid on for a couple of weeks then had to give them a little air as they were getting botrytis, on my 3rd attempt 2 survived they then died in the winter. Grrrr...

26 May, 2013

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