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These plants are suppose to do splendidly in your area. You should be able to plant it now in the ground and it should be fine.
I have a few Pride of Barbados seeds and going to plant them now and winter them indoors. I know you nick them and soak for approx. 24 hrs . My question is, which end to nick and how deep to sow. I read I’m supposed to nick the pointed end but I don’t know how deep of a nick and depth to plant? Thanks.
For the nick, you just need to damage the seed coat. Many people like to rub seeds on a bit of sand paper just enough to scuff them up as a way to nick the seeds.
General rule of thumb is to plant seeds 3x deeper than they are big.
My Pride of Barbados has finished blooming on 1 stem. I cut the seed pods later in year, then collect them. I just want the blooms now. My question is, do I cut off the bare stem now or will it produce leaves then flowers? It’s 2 yrs. old and approx. 7 feet tall and in a 20-inch pot. Thanks for taking your time.
Here is a link with great information.