wanted: need help with devil's claw seeds please

dethcheez(Sunny SoCal Z10)August 15, 2012

Received some Devil's Claw (Proboscidea Parviflora var. Hohokamiana) seeds in a trade

I'm in SoCal / Z10

Is it cool to sow them now

Or

Is it to late in the season to start them

Only have 5 to play with

So don't want to mess things up

Thanx

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poisondartfrog

P. parviflora is a summer annual. Even though our zones are quite different I probably would wait until next year. I do not know if they are day length sensitive but that would be the key. I sometimes start mine in the greenhouse at the beginning of March but they seem to do just as well by direct sowing in April. I'm sure you could sow much earlier than I.
On the other hand, if you are successful with fall sowing other summer annuals you may be just as successful with these. Maybe someone else can inform you of their response to day length.
My two cents for what it is worth (about one cent, adjusted for inflation),
Alana

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 6:54AM
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