Anemone berlandieri germination requirements

aaron floden
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:09:29 PDT
 A friend and I collected this in southern Alabama about 7-8 years ago in a sandy roadside. It varied from purple to white with a few "pink" plants mixed in. It is wintergreen and summer dormant from a small tuber. I found it to be a slow decreaser in the garden when grown in a sandy raised bed with Juno Irises, Allium perducle, A. textile, and other plants of a similar growth pattern. It may still be present in my parents garden, but I do not recall ever seeing it in 2007. Moreover, seed never germinated for me when collected and sown in pots. I hope yours grow better than the forms I had. Maybe someone can get the Oklahoma and Kansas forms - they should have good hardiness.

 I would recommend A. caroliniana if you can find it. It varies in color just as much and does not seem as picky.

 Aaron Floden
 Knoxville, TN

--- On Wed, 4/14/10, Boyce Tankersley <> wrote:

From: Boyce Tankersley <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Anemone berlandieri germination requirements
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 11:39 PM

Hi Jane:

Thank you very much for this information. The seeds were planted last
night in a very well drained soil mix augmented with bird grit (has
ground up sea shells in it) to provide a slightly alkaline pH.

The seeds were hairy. While this area does benefit from the occasional
summer rain (hurricane season), it is not reliable.

I've only searched the internet in a cursory way for commercial sources
and did not find any. Really attractive species and it would be
wonderful to be able to offer seeds/plants to the BX to get it more
widely in cultivation.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635


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