TOW - F&W Alstromeria germination

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 17 Jan 2004 11:02:43 PST
>  Usually low to extremely low (near zero) rainfalls, but with 
>exceptionally heavy rains at approx 5-10 year intervals during El 
>Nino events.

Well, I think that explains the fast-germinating alstroemeria seeds. 
They are all subtropical coastal desert species which are probably 
primed to grow as soon as they sense enough moisture.Perhaps 
temperature has little to do with it.

			Diane Whitehead

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