Diane Whitehead
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:35:39 PDT
>Leo Martin of Phoenix, Arizona, USA wrote:
>  One L. oreogena bloomed in a 12-ounce styrofoam cup in its third 
>growing season (and set some seed.)


Do you remember how long your seeds took to germinate?  I am assuming 
you started counting growing seasons after germination.

My L. oreogena seeds from the Alpine Garden Society have just 
germinated after three years plus a bit.  Two seeds out of the seven 
germinated, and there is still one intact seed in the bag. I did not 
keep them as wet as you did, but they were always damp, in a peaty 
compost in a small ziplock plastic bag. If I am lucky, I could have a 
flower in three more years, though mine would never enjoy the summer 
temperatures that yours did.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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