|Shining by July of its first year |
|Already holding much promise as seedlings |
|Still a seedling, but growing large in its first year |
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.
|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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|Ginny||Jan 13, 2012||I'm trying to find a nursery or seller of the bukiniczia cabulica in the San Diego, California area. Do you know of any? I'd like to buy a few of them. My email address is email@example.com. Hope you can help me. Thank you for your time and efforts. |
|ann||Nov 01, 2014||Can you plant the seed anytime of year ?|
Yes, if you're starting seed indoors. Outdoors, I would start them in spring.
|Loretta||Jan 25, 2017||How did you do with this the second time around? Were you able to transplant them? |
No luck. If I recall, they were OK through their seedling year, but didn't survive the winter, in either the rock garden or the nursery area. That was my last attempt for the foreseeable future, since I'm gardening in Texas now.
- Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (11%G, 6d). Most of the seeds were flimsy, probably duds - the bulkier ones germinated readily.
- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (no G). All the seeds in this lot were flimsy
- Seed from NARGS '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 5-7d). Seeds in
this lot were substantial.
- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (23%G, 5-7d).
- Seed from NARGS '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F (65%G, 5-10d).
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