Mucuna birdwoodiensis-anyone from Hong Kong?

maspirasjr(zone 8)June 11, 2006

This is a fascinating Mucuna vine from south China and grows in Guangzhou and the Hong Kong area. The flowers are in trusses of white and are breathtakingly beautiful. Does anyone know of a seed source for this beauty? I emailed the Hong Kong Gardening Society for a source, but never heard from them.

Would be very grateful for any leads. Thanks,


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daai_tou_laam(Hong Kong)

I haven't seen a seed source or plant source from any of the usual vendors here.

Nor did I see any blooming during the few hikes I took this spring. But I do have my eyes open for them.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 12:40AM
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OK, Marcelo has sent me four fresh seeds.

Now how do I germinate them? They are very big, but not as hard-coated as I expected. I nicked two and soaked them in water for a day but they didn't swell.

Any ideas? Thanks.


    Bookmark   March 27, 2007 at 4:15PM
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Never mind. The seeds were too old.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 6:51PM
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