Rodger Whitlock
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:58:55 PST
On 12 Nov 2014, at 16:07, Leo Martin wrote:

> Nor have I been able to sprout seed.

Judith McLaughlin, the former propagator at Brentwood Bay Nursery near 
Victoria, successfully grew many pots of romney from seed. She would sow the 
seed in her normal perlite-rich mix (or maybe that was just a top dressing?), 
scatter torn up fragments of paper over the flat, and set it alight.

This was all done in a big nursery greenhouse.

I gather that germination was still somewhat erratic and she would get several 
waves of germination from each flat.

Romneya grows very well in the Victoria area. You sometimes see huge stands of 
it that have clearly been in place for many decades. Some of these even set 
viable seed, but not all: are you sure you had viable seed?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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