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Bargain Tricyrtis hirta (maybe) at Poundland

Discussion in 'Freebies, Offers & Bargains' started by longk, Mar 14, 2018.

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    Popped into Poundland for stuff and looked in the garden section as I'm low on vermiculite. No vermiculite but I did spot Tricyrtis hirta at two roots for a quid. Not the biggest roots but they are in good condition and showing signs of growth. Worth a punt.
    For anyone unfamiliar here are a couple of forms that I had at my last house...............
    [​IMG]Tricyrtis Hirta by longk48, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Tricyrtis hirta by longk48, on Flickr

    Of course it is poundland so they may not be T.hirta at all.
     
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      :wow: Just BEEutiful @longk :fingers crossed: the roots come to fruition :thumbsup:
       
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        I don't doubt that the roots that I bought will grow. The only question mark is whether they truly are T.hirta. The worst that can happen is that they will be the more common T.formosana - still very good blooms (T.hirta is better in detail), equally hardy, equally as good in shade, just a different growth habit.
        A couple of T.formosana that I have.................
        [​IMG]Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' by longk48, on Flickr

        [​IMG]Tricyrtis formosana by longk48, on Flickr
         
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          Nice one Longk :thumbsup: was after these last year but never got round to getting them.. worth a punt I reckon.
           
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            I think so. Start them off in a free draining mix that is just moist in pots, ideally in a greenhouse. Plant out in May - ideal for quite shady spots.
            Be careful though as they can get addictive.................
            Album: Tricyrtis
             
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              Cheers :) Just had a nose at that album the first 2 with the blue edges are gorgeous.

              Now for the million questions.. Noticed on one it didn't survive a winter, I take it not fully hardy? Do you think an unheated porch would suffice to start off? Also are they suitable for pots? I can't give them free draining soil in the ground or a bit of shade unless it's in a pot on the patio.
               
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                Fully hardy if you don't plant them out too soon or in the wrong place!

                Yes. It's more about not flooding them with rainwater than heat.

                Good pot specimens.
                 
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                  Awesome, thank you! :dbgrtmb:
                   
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                    Yes @longk i have to agree with Bee :wub2:
                     
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                      Haha, my mum just went and bought some toad lilies from a specialist grower. I haven't seem them in my local Poundland but will keep a look out for them.
                       
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                        Yes, but she will almost certainly have got what she paid for and will have almost certainly have stronger plants. But I reckon that with a little bit of nursing the Poundland ones will come good and may even actually be T.hirta.
                         
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                          I've bought some lovely plants from £land over the past few years.
                          Never the variety they claimed to be, but, lovely plants nonetheless :heehee:

                          Will have to check out the one near work and see what's in store. Thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
                           
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                            My apologies: forgot to say - your plants are totally amazing lonk :thumbsup:
                             
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