Tecophilaea cyanocrocus

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:26:40 PDT
Josh wrote:

>> I've read past articles about them producing a copious amount of seed,
anyone tried to grow them from seed successfully?

Yes, it is indeed easy.  When the flowers are open, take a tiny paintbrush,
shove it down into the flower, and twirl it around.  This accomplishes

The seeds sprout easily under standard mediterranean climate gardening
conditions.  Snails and slugs love them, so you need to bait (at least at my

I had these for years and they reproduced nicely.  Unfortunately, they also
seem to want to be repotted pretty regularly.  I neglected to do that for a
few years and lost them.

Matt, thanks for the comment about low prices.  I thought they still cost
over $20.  I'm going to order me some today.

San Jose, CA (zone 9, min temp 20F / -7C)

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