Full, bushy plants with lots of white-eyed blue flowers.
||ordinary garden soil
||germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|philip Jenkins||Jul 05, 2010||I am studying the evolutionary patterns that formed our modern Solanaceae. It has been shown in Chloroplast DNA studies that Browallia americana likely is a primitive member of the family that branched from the Convolvulacee (Morning Glories) about 65mya as Africa separated from South America and the Andes began to rise. In its native Peru it shows a huge variability with habitat, but returns to the "Garden Variety" in cultivation. I would like to know if you have seen any of this variability in the Cultivated plants, and if so, could I get seed samples of this variability? I would be most interested in plants that show variability, esp in the inflorescence and Calyx color. If you could provide me with some variability I would be interested in purchasing as wide a variety as you can find. Many thanks for your observations and the possible aquisition of any variability you may see. And can this be separated from your homogenous packaging. Thanks for any help you might offer.|
I haven't observed them closely enough to be of help - but perhaps other visitors to this site can offer their observations.
- Seed from HPS Feb03 exchange. Baggy, 70F with light (>90%G, 3d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy, 70F no light (100%G, 4d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (90+%G, 4-7d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (92%G, 4-6d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (95+%G, 4-8d)
- 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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