Sprouted seed, Euryale ferox available

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    Good to go to locations with hot climates, 70's waters will see them take off at a steady pace

    The waterlily from the time of dinosaurs - Three sprouted seeds of the Gorgon plant (Euryale ferox) Given a large pot to grow in and fertile waters expect the Gorgon to grow 8'-15' wide with lilypads four or five feet wide in a month in 70°-95°f waters. Tame the beast by using a smaller bucket sized pot for less than half the full size...

    The Gorgon plant does not fare well when transplanted, it seems to dislike any disturbance of its roots, it is best grown from seed which thrives easy in hot sunny waters 70°f-100°f. Pot on with minimal root disturbance

    Planting instructions could not be much easier, set pot of dirt with 4-5" of water over the top, drop the raisin sized seed in the middle of the pot when water temperatures rise through the 60's and watch it grow... In hot sunny waters full size lilypads will be showing in a months time.

    Plant the seed outdoors to zone 7 where it will overwinter below ice, to grow the following Summer when waters warm again. The seed seems to need a prolonged cool spell to germinate, as it reliably pops the following Spring, outdoors

    The seed is very tolerant of volatile water temperatures 40°f-100°f. Besides the colossal size the main feature is the decorative and unusual spikes growing on the rippled pads making for a very eye catching foliage effect

    When sufficient lilypads are formed strong unusual deep violet and vivid crimson blooms form and set seed which are easy to find when they float from the seed pod among the striking prehistoric lilypads which cope well with the hottest sunniest position.

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    Looks cool but too big for my pond.
     
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    wow beautiful. too bad it's way too big and probably require sun which i dont have :(
     
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    The Gorgon plant grows very well in the Carolina's, far more robust than the Victoria waterlily which is pot luck to drop dead if 50's cool stuff swings in
    Here's a bonsai'd plant, lilypads less than 6" in size which developed where it got morning sun only
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    will it grow smaller in shaded pond?
     
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    Yup, simply planting in a 5" pot will restrict the size it grows to. As will a cooler shady position. The photo above shows a small Gorgon that grew with no pot, bare root. To get the Gorgon to grow big takes a big fertile pot of dirt, like bigger than a 5 gallon dirt pot, otherwise it is adaptive and grows smaller

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    Then I want one, cant have it now though, can I? Is it ok to put it outside now?
     
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    Euryale seed does Winter outdoors in our climate, plonked in a pot of soft mud, Euryale seed would be vulnerable to a horde of hungry grazing fish early in the season, likely to nibble the shoots off when they are thinking about starting up. Similar problem is likely to happen to any waterlily with a yummy small delicate sprout.


    I'd be inclined to put them in a bowl of water in a cool frost free window, grow them on to crowd their little bowl then pot up and plant out after mid April when the chance of a hard freeze is fading

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    just an update that I only got 2 to sprout and 1 to survive. Which is more than enough for my pond ;) I got 2 1" pads now.
     
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    Well, done, nail biting time!

    Two one inch pads is consistent with Euryales that wintered outdoors here, which put sprouts to the surface a week or two ago

    Any sprouting plant is a bit vulnerable to anything that likes pecking delicate yummy salad muchies, an exclusion zone is useful where that is a factor, here Hornwort is placed around seedlings to keep pesky small turtles at a safe peckers length away

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    Yep, that's exactly what it looks like. It's been bombed with fallen mulberries for the past week but it's still hold. There's no pecking creature in my pond so no worries about that! ;)

    I have it in about 10 inches basket filled with sand and clay. Will that make it too big?

    FYI, The Yellow floating heart is sending leaves out like crazy!
     
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    Your floating heart should be peaking flurries anytime now Nepen.

    Your 10" basket will have the fabled Gorgon plant begging, 'feed me' with paltry 1' or so tintsy lilypads

    Euryale ferox well rooted, sprouted and with 6" lilypads currently good to go for trades of interest!

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    You have some Gorgons good to go now? Are they for sale or for giving away?
     
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    The pads now looking similar to the picture :) But tiny still, well, about 5 inches. growing slowly but strong :)
     
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    Among the bare root started Gorgon plants, one has got 2' lilypads up so far, with no dirt, no feeding, in a semi shade position, am wondering, shall I feed it! Dare I!

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    Euryale ferox seed, The Gorgon plant, is back!

    Freshly sprouted seed are good to go for Summer of '15 available for trades of interest (email adavisus@aol.com)

    These are about the size of a raisin with an obvious sprout started, they can be stalled in coolish 50's waters started outdoors, or indoors in a well lit jug of water ready to plant out, when waters warm over 70ºf they will trot up top full size in about a month

    Regards, andy
     
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    Hi Andy
    Looking forward to growing these critters! How do you start them to grow bareroot?
    TIA,
    Nanci
     
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    Hi, Andy.
    Do you have any Gorgons available now, and how much, please.
    How deep can they be planted?
    Thanks
    Steve
    (AZ, Zone 9a, 12500 gal pool converted to pond, depth 3' to 6', 16'x32')
     
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