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Browallia americana

Common name bush violet
Family solanaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers blue (spring-summer)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

When we grew this in Pennsylvania, we got full, bushy plants with lots of white-eyed blue flowers. So I decided to try again in Houston, but somehow the results are much less impressive here: spindly plants with only a few flowers. Not sure if its the seed or the conditions that are different.

Browallia americana
Pennsylvania plant

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS Feb03 exchange. Baggy, 70F with light (>90%G, 3d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy, 70F no light (100%G, 4d)
  3. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  4. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (90+%G, 4-7d)
  5. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (92%G, 4-6d)
  6. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (95+%G, 4-8d)
  7. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (78%G, 6-8d)

Conclusion: light seems not to be critical to germination. Seeds hold up OK in cool room temperature storage.

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