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Wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) Seeds

Wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) Seeds

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A fast-growing and dramatic annual vine. Large star-shaped bright green leaves with numerous clusters of creamy white flowers on long-climbing stems. Ideal for fences, trellises, or roaming over large, open shrubs. Attracts many pollinating insects from mid-summer until fall. 

Native to Maine: Yes

Growing conditions: Sun to shade in medium to wet soil

Grows up to: 15'+

Blooms: In mid-summer

Natural habitat: Woodland edges, thickets, and roadsides with wet to medium soils

Seeds per packet: 10

Germination Code(s): A
These seeds do not need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in pots November through April. A great species for beginner seed-sowers.

Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions.

  • A Seeds can be sown outdoors in early spring.
  • B Seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter.
  • C Seeds need light to germinate; sow on soil surface and leave uncovered.
  • D Seeds need alternating cycles of warm-to-cold-to-warm to germinate. They can be sown either outdoors in spring or summer and will germinate the following year or in a flat in a warm place for 3 months, then moved to a refrigerator for 2 months, then moved outside in the early summer warmth.
  • E Seeds can not be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately.
  • F Seeds take two years to germinate. Sow outside in the fall or winter and look for germination in the second spring. A shady location prevents the flats from rapid drying and reduces weeding
  • G Large seeds should be soaked overnight in water.

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