Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:07
Ashleigh, I find the only way to get the seeds to germinate, is to give them a cold period. I sow mine in autumn and leave them in a cold greenhouse over winter. My last lot have just germinated, and will hopefully flower next year. i sow new seed every year, because I dont find them very long lived here.
You could trick them into thinking they had been over wintered, by sowing them and sticking them in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
You really should try as they are beautiful, and, you have ideal conditions.