Yellow ray flowers are not unlike those of coreopsis; this sprawling US southwest native is mostly known for its chocolaty fragrance. First time we're growing it.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Katie Sharp||May 27, 2009||I am having trouble getting Berlandiera lyrata seed to germinate. I thought planting seed would be a great idea as the plant grows here in Big Spring, TX as a wild flower. I have tried to transplant them, but I have had no luck at that at all. I have gathered a sack of seed but can't get them to germinate. Help!! Thanks so much for your help.|
My first attempt at germinating berlandiera was this spring, and I found it sprouted right away. Your seed may not be viable - either harvested at the wrong time, or perished in storage (too much heat or moisture)?
|Julia Raye||Jun 30, 2009||I am having problems getting my plant to grow. I also bought seeds twice. The second batch sprouted after I bought the plant but dont seem to grow. I have them in direct sun about half the day and am now giving them Monty's and they did seem to perk up but no flowers yet.|
|Susan J,||Jan 10, 2010||I purchased a small plant from a native plant nursery and planted it in my garden. In my experience, it is slow to take off, but the 3rd year in the ground found it growing much more actively, flowering more, and throwing up more foliage from the base. The first year it did virtually nothing but sit there; the second year it put out very few blooms, maybe 3 or 4. I really didn't think it was going to make it. But this last year gives me hope now that it is just a slow starter. I did let it go to seed towards the end of the summer to see if it would self-sow. Yet to be determined. Also, the blooms open in the morning and in the evening and close during the heat of the day. Hope this helps. I grow it in good soil, amended with top soil and chicken manure.|
Thanks for adding your observations! I'll get my first real look this coming season.
- Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (46%G, 3d). Those that did not germinate were empty to start with.
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