Townsendia jonesii v. lutea Germination

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Peter George
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Townsendia jonesii v. lutea Germination

Any information about germination of this seed? I know most Townsendias are warm germinators, but I've heard that this one requires a bit of stratification.

Peter George
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I went ahead and laid out about 20 seeds and in two weeks 6 seedlings showed themselves. I guess that means that this is a typical Townsendia, which means warm germination.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Lori S.
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Useful to know... looks like a beauty! 
http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=townsendia+jonesii+v.+lutea&um=1&hl=en&cli...

Sorry, I never thought to look at the Alplains site until just now as I was googling photos of the plant.  The directions at Alplains are for light and 6 weeks of cold, but the simpler the better! 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

tropicalgirl251...
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two weeks ago I sowed my own seeds of Townsendia leptotes(beautiful pink flowers in end of march) and parryi outside and both of them have germinated.

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

cohan
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Hope you get good results with that one, Peter, I've admired it in the Alplains catalogue!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Peter George
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My T. leptotes germinated well, but not a single germination from my sowing of T. parryi. Odd.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Peter George
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I re-sowed the T. parryi and still not a single germination. The T. leptotes is still coming up, with about 80% germination so far.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

cohan
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I sowed some jonesii v lutea this summer, at warm, with no results :( Maybe I'll stick the pot out for winter, though it seems unlikely those seeds would not have rotted by now... alplains seed, but I don't remember if it was this year's or last's..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Peter George
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This past spring I got several of T. jonesii v. lutea to germinate. I managed to grow out 4, which hopefully will winter over successfully. Asters generally have a low fertility rate, but the seeds I got from Alan Bradshaw all looked good, with nice, big embryos.  I'll almost definitely try again, though. I love Townsendias.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Lori S.
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Is that one perennial or monocarpic?  

Alan Bradshaw spoke at the last CRAGS meeting... I would have loved to have been there but had to miss it as I drove home that day for an extended Thanksgiving long weekend.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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It is listed as Perennial in the Alplains catalogue.

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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