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I am interested to know if there are many gardeners who grow Eccremocarpus. I rather assume a lot of people may not be familiar with this delightful climber. My question is I have difficulty in germinating the seed. It will sometimes self seed, but how I would love to be able to dot a few plants around my garden.


I have germinated this several times but have also had complete failures. Fresh seed is best for most things and I've found them hardy enough to survive as babies in an unheated GH. I tried covering the seed in half a pot and leaving the other side uncovered, the uncovered side germinated, they probably need light.

In my old wooden greenhouse I grew this as summer shading, using netting pinned to the roof. There were always a few self sown seedlings to be found in one or other of the plant pots if I needed more plants

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