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Gabriela

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1050 on: February 09, 2020, 07:41:40 PM »
Sorry I can't advise you with the uploading of photos directly from your iPhone Anne; maybe upload them first on your computer?

I don't know your location, but if in a zone 6 and below, sowing and placing the pots outdoors is a far better option than the moist towel method.
I've tried both for many years now. Some species will never germinate in moist towel/fridge, regardless of the temp. just because you cannot provide the variations that happen outdoors (especially all Ranunculaceae).
Good luck with your Lewisia - I assume L. cotyledon.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1051 on: February 23, 2020, 09:54:09 PM »
Slowly the first seedlings begin to appear here. For example, these various campanula...

C. sarmatica
C. betulifolia
C. komarovii
C. thessala

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1052 on: February 23, 2020, 10:01:31 PM »
Congratulations Thomas! Did you cold stratify them indoors or its just the outside cold that did it?  I do have some C.betulifolia seeds that I want to try out here. Arturo
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1053 on: February 23, 2020, 10:19:58 PM »
Congratulations Thomas! Did you cold stratify them indoors or its just the outside cold that did it?  I do have some C.betulifolia seeds that I want to try out here. Arturo

Hello Arturo...what a great pleasure to hear from you after so long... I keep all the seeds outside... under a glass cover Actually this winter it was much too warm and dry But it turns out it didn't harm the seeds.

Here is another example for the partly long germination capacity of some species. I received some very old seeds from a German alpine friend...because he knows my preference for small botanical experiments. The seeds of this Primula capitata were harvested in 2013 and stored in the refrigerator until sowing.

So we should never give up hope... ...should we?

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1054 on: February 27, 2020, 03:25:10 PM »
Here are some Asian seedlings from last weekend...

Dracocephalum paulsenii
Achillea aleppica ssp. zederbaueri
Parrya pinnatifida
Hedysarum huettii
Veronica armena

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1055 on: February 27, 2020, 03:30:44 PM »
... and five times North America...

Townsendia "Cotton Ball"
Lomatium canbyi
Boechera koehleri
Douglasia nivalis
Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1056 on: March 02, 2020, 02:16:21 PM »
what beautiful seedlings

here in the greenhouse some problems related to the temperatures a little high which make germinate too early, followed by a small frost: seedlings turn white
 but :
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1057 on: March 03, 2020, 01:20:55 AM »
Thomas, am I reading your labels correctly?  Your seeds were sown in 2015.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1058 on: March 03, 2020, 05:44:18 AM »
Thomas, am I reading your labels correctly?  Your seeds were sown in 2015.

Hello, Diane...

The sowings are from 2019. If I've written something illegible, I apologize.   It had to be done quickly when writing the labels... because there are really many pots...  😉

 But there are still some seedlings from 2018... for example Douglasia nivalis...

Thomas
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1059 on: March 03, 2020, 07:42:14 AM »
Veronique: Are they peonies?

My very successful agapanthus

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Asclepias Incarnata and tuberosa and perhaps curassavica?

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1060 on: March 03, 2020, 10:18:41 AM »
yes, the only kind of peony, apparently, that comes out of its cotyledons

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1061 on: March 03, 2020, 01:46:05 PM »
LOL! Missed out the italicised name above the pic. Sorry! Lovely job! I love the single one. I'm getting lazy. Just bought those reduced to £3 mature plants. I have Coral Charm Coral Fay and Coral Sunset.

I think I might have some germinating in one of my nursery beds and let's hope it is not Ludlowdii Lutea again. Once, I had to kill one as it looked horrible in winter and it took up half of my patch. But after that, I missed it very badly!

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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1062 on: March 03, 2020, 05:00:34 PM »
Ptilotrichum spinosum (30% germination at 20°C) and Bukiniczia cabulica.  Emergence in 1-2 weeks.  The Bukiniczia seed was green, and I wondered if it was mature enough to be viable.  In addition, this one is supposedly a 4°C germinator, but it seems like I have good germination at 20°C.  However it was difficult to tell which were seeds and which chaff, so I don't have a good percentage estimation.  I also have some in the garage presently at -4 to 2°C, and we'll see how they do as temps warm.  Same with the Ptilotrichum.
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Leibnitzia anandria (75%germination) and Allium daghestanicum (25% germination), emergence in 1-2 weeks at 20°C.
The Leibnitzia were hand pollenated, sexually produced seed.  Has anyone notice any variation in such seedlings?
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Astragalus utahensis (100% germination, scarified, 20°C, emergence within 1 week) and Leibnitzia anandria.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1063 on: March 03, 2020, 05:34:44 PM »
Hieraceum villosum (85% germination) and Myosotis decumbens (60% germination with light).  20°C, emergence 1-2 weeks.
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Minuartia juniperina (20°C in 1-2 weeks), and Allium daghestanicum.
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Re: Germinating now- - photos of seedlings
« Reply #1064 on: March 04, 2020, 12:16:35 AM »
Nice seedlings from all.

Ptilotrichum spinosum (30% germination at 20°C) and Bukinitzia cabulica.  Emergence in 1-2 weeks.  The Bukinitzia seed was green, and I wondered if it was mature enough to be viable.  In addition, this one is supposedly a 4°C germinator, but it seems like I have good germination at 20°C.  However it was difficult to tell which were seeds and which chaff, so I don't have a good percentage estimation.  I also have some in the garage presently at -4 to 2°C, and we'll see how they do as temps warm.  Same with the Ptilotrichum.



Bukiniczia cabulica is a warm germinator Rick. It is just that the calyces sometimes don't contain any seeds. It is a problem encountered with other species from Plumbaginaceae. If you obtained few seedlings/pot it is not bad actually.
I'm not advertising for seeds because I don't have any currently, but some may be interested to read and see how the actual seeds look like.
http://botanicallyinclined.org/the-return-to-bukiniczia-cabulica-seeds/2018/
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