Sprekelia（Sprekelia formosissima）seed pod 燕子水仙/龍頭花 種莢
Tender perennial. Early summer it flowers red flowers. It prefers full sun to partial shade area in well drained soil. Many stores and nurseries sold these bulbs for indoor growing kit for winter growing fun. It can be grew in the ground but must be lifted before frost.
燕子水仙/龍頭花為石蒜科龍頭花屬的球根花卉,很容易種. 最好種在全日照到半日照處,排水佳的土壤. 在寒冷的地區需要室內栽種過冬.
Tender perennials for indoor colour in winter.冬天室內的多年生花卉
Here is the my backyard now … through geranium you can see still all icy and snow bank pile up pretty high.
If you have space by the window, that keeping few geraniums, Dahlia and Amaryllis for winter colour indoor is pretty good idea. If you don’t have those then you could start some annual seeds indoors. It only takes 1.5 – 2 months from seed to flower!
The last picture is my backyard in last early May.
2013 Early May
Colours from inside the window窗內的顏色
These are from seed packs: Morning Glory ‘Red Picotee’ and Blue Lobelia ‘Crystal Palace’! Easy to grow in the pot but you need to grow Lobelia 1 month – 1.5 months earlier in order for them to bloom at the same time. Or you can sow seeds together but Lobelia will flower later than morning glory. Another way to sow seeds different pots, transplant them together when both are flowering. Morning glory will need support to cling on.
桃紅的朝顏/牽牛花’Red Picotee’和藍色的六倍利’Crystal Palace’都是從種子包的種子播種的. 很容易栽種但是要使它們同時開花最好是先種六倍利1-1.5個月後再播朝顏的種子. 同時播下的話也可以,只是六倍利會開的稍晚一些. 另一方法是六倍利另外種一盆,等有花後再移到同一盆種植.朝顏會需要支撐物來攀爬.