1.We've Not Yet found Seeds for GRACILIS - an Easy to Grow, Clumping (read: Non-Invasive) bamboo plant - seeds of which are known to be Importable into AU, if sender does the right things.
Of course, we'd prefer to buy from an AUSSIE vendor, if prices for Seeds are fair.
(No one - in AU - has been willing to sell Seeds, only Costly, if partly, grown plants, with high shipping costs!
Such high-prices seems to have been the motivation for the seed co. that we're considering, below. They say they were tired of paying "too much" for plants &/or seeds, so they built a business of the kind, that they like to buy seeds from.)
2.And, we may not need to import seeds, IF we decide to go with (reportedly Clumping): Bambusa Bombos, is, until we can find fair-priced Gracilis.
Does anyone know this Bamboo?
3.In fact, altho we've not rec'd any seed Orders from them, a Melbourne-based seed co. looks (so far) like a reasonable one to deal with:
- The Seed Vine (TheSeedVine.com.au) <= Has any1 dealt with them before?
(They're on eBay, but I think you'll pay less ordering direct.))
The only -hints- of possible Red Flags, so far:
- Catalog still in the works (per last status: Done up to 'M' - earlier in Jan.)
- Our alternate Bamboo choice is said to be Clumping [ except in Cuba, where it's considered Invasive.]
4.(Does it put us at risk if we grow it in AU, & it decides to "invade" a neighbour's, under the fence? It can be costly to undo an invasive plant's spreading, we're told.)
5.So, if No One tells us they were disappointed with them… That's your Tip from me, today. ;~)