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Bukiniczia cabulica

Bukiniczia cabulica
Shining by July of its first year
Bukiniczia cabulica
Already holding much promise as seedlings
Bukiniczia cabulica
Still a seedling, but growing large in its first year

Synonym(s) Aeoniopsis
Family plumbaginaceae
Life cycle biennial (Z5-9)
Flowers pale pink (summer)
Size 1-2"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Grown for its rosettes of blue-green leaves with white veins. The plant is monocarpic (dies after flowering), but may multiply by forming offsets if it is not allowed to complete its sexual reproduction cycle (by removing flowers as they appear). On the other hand, some say it reseeds well. Probably all depends on its setting... Native to Turkey.
On my first try to establish these, I got just two small seedlings, both of which responded to an ill-advised attempt to move them in early summer by promptly dying. I liked what I had seen up to that point, with interestingly marbled leaves, so I'm trying them again, and am having better luck with germination this time around. Took a picture of the seedlings just in case I don't manage to keep them alive in the garden proper.

Bukiniczia cabulica
Month-old seedlings, 2015

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (11%G, 6d). Most of the seeds were flimsy, probably duds - the bulkier ones germinated readily.
  2. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (no G). All the seeds in this lot were flimsy
  3. Seed from NARGS '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 5-7d). Seeds in
    this lot were substantial.
  4. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (23%G, 5-7d).
  5. Seed from NARGS '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F (65%G, 5-10d).

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