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01/06/2012 at 12:13

I have 3 auriculas given to me in pots.  I have no intention of 'showing' them and would really like to plant them into the garden.   All the information I have read says they should be in pots but in a previous garden that I had,  there were many planted in the garden which seemed happy, survived and multiplied.

Could somebody please help?  Thanks




01/06/2012 at 12:17

They can certainly grow in the garden, but they much prefer light, well-drained soil. I don't recall them doing very well at all in my previous clay soil.

01/06/2012 at 12:26

Thanks again Alina, what would I do without you!

01/06/2012 at 16:41

There are various types of Auricula and one kind is Border Auriculas. Guess where they prefer to grow? Actually all of them will survive outdoors in a little shade with well drained soil. It is only that some have farina (flour) on the leaves and some have it on the flowers and it is spoiled by rain, that is why they are grown indoors in pots, not because they are tender or anytihng. After all they originate from the Alps

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